Post # 1
I always get a little sad when Christmas is over. The presents are opened, the food is eaten, you say your good byes and you go home to a tree that just doesn’t look the same any more. What hours ago looked like the beacon of holiday spirit, is now out of season and something to be disposed of.
I told FI that I was sad on the way home and he goes don’t worry, your birthday is next month and you’ll get lots of presents for the wedding this summer, too.
LOL I said it’s not just about the gifts!! But it was cute and he was trying to cheer me up, so it actually did.
Does anyone else get the holiday blues too?
Post # 3
@Skittles131: I can do. I never like seeing a bare tree.
Post # 4
@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
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
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
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
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
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
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 🙁