After Christmas Happy Helper

After Christmas Happy Helper
Here it is three days after Christmas and I’ve just taken down all the Christmas decorations. There’s no sign of Christmas wrap or angel glitter anywhere…. Blank walls stare back at me. No corners filled with gifts, no animated jolly Santa figures greeting me with ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas .No nativity filling the mantel. No Christmas tree shining brightly. Nope, it’s all gone, tucked away neatly until next year.
I have wonderful memories, photos of grandchildren neck deep in gift wrapping and covered in holiday spirit. Smiles as bright as the sun, and teeth covered in chocolate. The smell of pumpkin spice scented candles still fills our home, and there’s no missing the extra inch around my middle (no diet during the holidays.)But the décor is all gone. I’m ready to ring in the New Year.

I know some people get the after Christmas blues. So, I thought I’d share my “Happy Helpers”, simple ways to put the Happy back into your home ;

  • Add a bowl of bright yellow lemons to your table. They smell great and the vibrant color triggers happy feelings.
  • Throw a few brightly colored pillows around or add a bright colored throw to help lift your spirits.
  • Clear away clutter and display a collection of your favorite things. Why keep them in a box, show them off and get some Happy too
  • Handmade objects can also add Happy to your surroundings.
  • Listen to Happy music; this is my favorite Happy Helper. Here’s a short list, but there are many more to chose from.
Come On Get Happy by The Partridge Family
Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves
Shiny Happy People by-R.E.M.
I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas
What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles
I hope you had a wonderful holiday. The decorations are gone but the Happy can still remain. I wish you a very Happy New Year filled with only good things!

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Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I reckon one of the best ways to beat post-Christmas blues is to do what you've done: put all the decorations away right after Christmas. Otherwise, you're constantly reminded that it's *not* Christmas and that you were probably having loads of fun just a few days earlier! :D

Anne said...

I am so impressed that everything is put away. We will pack it all away this coming weekend. Happy New Year to you!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, thanks for sharing...these are great to know, I can encourage others with some of these ideas...I am a half full glass kind of person, but know that lots of people are not, so these are great to know......have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

enjoy *~*

Lissaloo said...

Happy New Years to you too, I am looking forward to having all my space back, lol. :)

cindi said...

The CHristmas decor will come down on Saturday. I'm part of the progressive dinner our church is hosting tomorrow night; then, it's time to put away the snowmen and the glitter. Time to bring out the sunshine and the picnic basket. (Hey, wishful thinking doesn't hurt.) Thanks for the tips.

Carla said...

Great ideas. I love lemons and usually have them around. I'm off to display them right now.