I love traditions, but sometimes what I call tradition is actually my evolution into a creature of habit. Take Christmas decorations, for instance. We’ve lived in our house for several years and we’ve gotten into a groove with our Christmas decorations. The nutcrackers go together on top of that bookcase, the snowman are grouped here, and the collection of Christmas stuffed animals always goes in front of the fireplace. What can I say, we live in Arizona. It’s not like we actually use our fireplace very often.
Over the summer a chain of events that started with a broken TV ended with a shift in our living room decor. I’m still feeling the effects of that event. In past years, we always put the large nativity on top of the entertainment center. With the entertainment center gone, there’s no place to put the nativity or other decorations.
Right now our nativity is off to the side in a little nook by the fish. We’re still working on getting the decorations up and readjusting to the new layout. I guess a little shake up now and then is a good thing!