I've been noticing more and more blog posts about people decorating for Halloween, or fall in general and I'm pretty sure the Thanksgiving and (gasp!) Christmas decoration posts are not far behind. Which leads me to wonder - am I the only one who doesn't really do any seasonal decorating?
I mean, we put up a tree at Christmas and hang lights, but that's about as far as my Christmas holiday decorating goes. And I really don't do anything for other holidays. In fact, the one time I really got into holiday decor was my freshman year in college. My roommate or I got a care package from one of our families right before Halloween and it had some cut-out ghosts that we decided to hang up on one of our (huge) bulletin boards. Then, we ended up with some holiday lights, and more decorations for Christmas, and basically decided to just keep adding to the decorations but never take anything down even after the holiday was over. So by the time our freshman year was over we had such a hodgepodge of things in that room from the Halloween ghosts that started it all to random Easter bunnies and blinking Christmas lights. It cracked us both up which is why we did it, but it's certainly not a tradition I wanted to continue as I got older!
Sometimes I think that the somewhat transient lifestyle that B and I have had the past few years probably contributes to it, given that we were moving every year (or less) for far too long. But I think it's more that as happy as decorating makes other people, it just stresses me out. I mean, having to figure out what you want to do and then going and buying supplies and then having to store them somewhere when you take them all down? No thanks. It's just not me. And at the ripe old age of 31, I think I'm learning that that's ok.
Plus, I'm pretty sure once we have a kiddo that's in school we'll find ourselves with all kinds of random things to decorate the house with!
Where do you land on the seasonal decorating spectrum?