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!).
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.