07 December 2021

Christmas Decorations At Work

I am always struck on this day to realize that the Pearl Harbor attack happened during Christmastime.  I mean, I know that war tactics ignore things like that, but ugh, you know?  So, it would have been 80 years ago today that put my parents' marriage into the frame.  My dad joined the Army after the attacks, and was going to be stationed in El Paso, Texas, so my parents wanted to get married ASAP.  The problem was, at that time, you couldn't get married during Advent in the Catholic Church.  Which is why my parents' 80th wedding anniversary will be on December 26. 💗

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my Christmas decorations at work.  It will probably not surprise you to know that I'm the only person in my department who puts up decorations for anything, but I really don't care.  Because I love holidays, and having decorations - even if it's just a cardboard something - make everything better, in my opinion.  So here's a little tour for you.

This is the top of one my file cabinet (not showing the electric teakettle off to the side, which is there all year, and only Christmas-y in that it boils water for holiday tea. 😉)

Here's the top of one set of bookcases:

Here are some holiday cards that I have kept the fronts of to decorate.  All of them are ones that I received at work, either from co-workers over the years, or companies that send cards (we don't get those anymore, so I'm glad I kept the couple of good ones!).

Here's the top of the other bookcase in my office:

And a little set of erasers that were in my Christmas stocking a couple of years ago - as if I would use them as erasers, LOL.  (Some call number label covers are in the background holding them up.)

But I have to say, that out of all of my office decorations, this one is the most special.  The Tim gave this to me years ago, and told me it was for work, so I would always be able to have Rudolph with me.

I just love it SO much.  In my current workspace, it lives to the right of my computer so I can see it all day.  It makes me smile no matter what else is going on - and as you know, there's often A LOT going on in my department!  

So there you go - now you can see that even on the worst days during Christmastime, I have some old friends to remind me that everything will be OK.


Dee said...

So cute. Every office space needs a little joy at Christmas time.

Ellen D. said...

Those Christmas touches really brighten up your workspace! I have been working on my decorations in my home. It does help get me into the Christmas spirit!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh - I LOVE that last ornament! So cute!

I need to decorate my home office!

Nance said...

I'm glad your workplace lets you decorate your office. Some places get really goofy about that and insist that things remain very professional and sterile. That would do me in. (And you, too, I suspect.)

Your decorations are very cheery and have a story. That makes them special.

Vera said...

Nice Decorations Bridget! I was surprised when I went to the office last week that a tree was up and decorated in our office lobby (the plant people do it) and there are poinsettias throughout the office - both red and white ones. In the front lobby, in the hallways, in the main kitchen all along the island, etc., etc. Very festive. And one office was completely filled with gifts (unwrapped) that people had brought in for the angel tags from the Salvation Army. Really nice to see.

KSD said...

Knowing how you feel about Rudolph, Tim's gift made me tear up a bit. It's all wonderful, though.

Kim in Oregon said...

My volunteer job (at the Community Center) is decorated within an inch of its life. It's fun.

Araignee said...

That reminds me of one of my favorite movies...Desk Set that takes place in an office during Christmas. I always thought that it would be fun to work in an office during the holidays. We couldn't really do holiday things in school as not to offend anyone. We had to stick with snowmen and winter festivities-all the pagan stuff which was fine by me...lol.