It’s Monday again and that means it’s time to confess something about myself to my readers. This one, surprisingly, isn’t that hard to admit (although it probably will cause some people to give me dirty looks going forward).
I am a Christmas snob. Quite frankly, I think that colored lights, homemade ornaments, blowup lawn decorations and many other things are awful and I refuse to let them in/on/around my home.
I posted a few days ago about my perfect Christmas tree dream finally coming true. I’m assuming that has something to do with why I am so particular about how Christmas should look. Since I was a kid, I always wanted the perfect Christmas that I saw at my wealthy friends’ homes and in magazines. I know it’s petty in today’s society, but that is what I like.
Every year the kids make paper ornaments at school and bring them home. While I love each and every one of their creations and save them for the years to come…in no way are the acceptable for the tree in our home. (And that is where I become the mean mom and the dirty looks begin!)
Now let’s talk wrapping paper. All wrapping paper must be coordinated and the bows/ribbons/tags must fit with the overall ‘look’ I have decided on for that year. This year I was going with a ‘brown paper packages tied up with strings’ theme. I must say, I’m pretty impressed with how they all turned out. Each package is tied with twine and has the initial of the recipient stenciled on it.
The perfectly wrapped presents are all stacked by me around the tree in the right order. They have to be placed just right so it looks like the pages of a Christmas ad in a magazine.
The lights on the house must be white icicle lights. Absolutely no colored lights are allowed at all. I find them tacky! The large inflatable lawn decorations…NEVER!
So think of me what you will. I’m ok with my level of snobbery. Honestly, I would much rather be a Christmas snob than an every day run of the mill snob!
Do you have snobby issues when it comes to Christmas like I do? Feel free to leave me a comment below!