Christmas Blues

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
10856 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Skittles131: I can do. I never like seeing a bare tree.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Skittles131:  My FH was telling me he was sad we had to take the Christmas lights down soon. I was also feeling a tinge of sadness as I noticed most of our Christmas gifts were already gone but that’s what makes us look forward to it next year. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Carry it into the new year! Then put all your energy to bettering yourself so you come out swinging in the spring. Also helps to put a few things on the calendar to look forward to in January and Feb. 

I also love reading this article for inspiration: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/09/05/8-good-morning-questions-that-create-happiness/

i sympathize because I get winter blues too- but mine are more seasonal/weather related than post holiday 🙂 good luck! 

Post # 6
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1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I totally feel you! Especially as I am in Michigan and after Christmas, the cold, gray weather can really get me down.

I am looking forward to New Year’s, as FI has made some great plans for us…but that will be over before we know it, too!

I try to always keep a little light at the end of the tunnel during these cold winter months! Our big yearly vacation is the first week of April, so I suppose it’s not too early to start looking forward to that! Do you and your FI do anything to escape the winter dreariness in the winter or early spring?

Post # 7
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate it when Christmas is over!  This year is my first married Christmas, so I am going to have some major blues taking the Christmas tree down!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I feel the exact same way.  I am also sad because there is a big rift right now between us and DH family.  I just love Christmas so much – it makes me so excited but then its just over and back to reality.  Especially living in the Midwest it is just cold and boring for the next 3 months.  Trying to focus on the positive – a trip to LA in February for a friends wedding 🙂

Post # 9
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I get the Blues too… But I don’t identify them directly with Christmas

For me they are more of the Winter variety

And, they come on strong after New Years.

Christmas & The Holidays is something that is anticipated for so long… and there are so many traditions that make it special

January just falls flat.

And living in Canada only makes it all the worse…

January is FREEZING, our Coldest Month of the year where temps can get ridiculously low (-20 C, -30 C, -40 C, even -50 C in some places).  It is a cold, grey, DARK and bleak month.

After people turn off their Outdoor Christmas Lights… the Darkness becomes even more pronounced.  And I hate that.

The weather is soooo unbearable that a lot of people in January only leave their homes if they absolutely have to…

No wonder January is the month that sooooo many Canadians head south for a bit of respite in a sunny warm Destination !!

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I absolutely love Christmas…and am always so sad to see it go. It’s not even about the gifts, I think there is just a magic to Christmas that comes and goes so quick each year! I am never ready to say goodbye! I always get in a bit of a funk 🙁 

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