(Closed) After Christmas Depression

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am no help because I am the exact opposite. 

Just wanted to send a big hug your way!!

For me, the year flies by. I think it’s cuz of my line of work. But to cheer you up, why not keep out some sort of little tree? My husband bought me this adorable tree that eventually we’ll put in the ground and it can grow to 15 feet. Right now it looks like a Charlie Brown tree. 

Post # 4
2664 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@Irishb:  I usually do, but this Christmas wasn’t exactly what I was expecting it to be, so I’m ready to just start the new year. Plus I graduate college this year, so I’m way more excited about that! 


I’m sorry you feel that way! Just keep in mind, it always happens every 11 months. 🙂

Post # 5
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sometimes yeah, but this time I just want to Get.On.With.My.Life! I am ready (I think).

Post # 6
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m feeling post-Christmas relief mixed with sadness. I don’t want to put anything away. Luckily we booked our vacation for Thursday so we’ll be heading out soon!

Post # 7
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel the same way !

Post # 8
1032 posts
Bumble bee

@Irishb:  I feel the same way.

Honestly, most of the year I’m pretty cynical and depressed in general… but once October rolls around, I start to perk up.

After Thanksgiving? I turn into a super peppy, happy person. I actually CRAFT. Yeah. Something in me changes. I made ribbons bows and a wreath, and baked cookies for my fiance’s office. 

And then, just like that… it’s all over.

I completely understand how you feel. I’m in the middle of wedding planning, and I just don’t care. I want to bring Christmas back. hah. 

Post # 9
1430 posts
Bumble bee

@Irishb:  I can totally relate. Christmas time is the most magical time of the year for me. I LOVE everything about Christmas time.  After all the festivities are over with Christmas evening I get bummed out.  It just goes by so fast! I even decorated mid november this year to make it feel longer. What helps me is just having something to look forward to after Christmas and also putting things away as soon as I can. My decorations bum me out once the 25th passes so away they go.

Post # 10
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not blue yet…

But give me a few weeks… by mid January, I’ll be feeling right miserable, lol

I dread January… and the older I get the worse it is… DARK, Freezing Cold, Grey, Bleak… did I mention FRICKIN FREEZIN !!

I cannot wait until we retire and can hopefully bid January in Canada good-bye permanently !!


Post # 12
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I always get sad taking down my tree!! i get one more week with it before the Boy Scouts come by to pick it up. 

Post # 13
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Irishb:  I don’t get depressed, but definitely a bit bored! All the shopping and wrapping and decorating frenzy… Then it’s all over and now what?! Sorry you are feeling blue:( hopefully you have fun NYE plans? We have a toddler, so just stating home and prob not making it to midnight! Lol

Post # 14
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yeah, I got it a bit. This Christmas was the best Christmas I have ever had, so I was quite sad for it to be over, but at least we know it’s coming back!

Post # 15
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Pretty sure I went and hid in the bathroom and cried when we put the christmas stuff away. I thought I was ok with it until it all started coming down. I am super stressed lately and a little extra hormonal so that wasn’t helping at all. I would have kept it up until at leastt he end o f january if I could. I am really tempted at at least go pull a strand of lights back out and hang them up. So basically what I am trying to say is you are definitely not alone! 

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