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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: undecorating the Christmas Tree Reply with quote

We just undecorated our Christmas tree and when the decoration box was completely full and there were still lights and one more smaller box of decorations to go in...

in a fit of pique, I wrote:
Okay, that's it!! We're not going to decorate a tree next year!


stomp How does this happen every year? When we get the decoration box out, it's very full but everything is there. And it all fits. We usually are given one or two new decorations but there are often one or two that break or disintegrate.

Does the decoration box shrink for the week or so that it sits empty?

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I just REpacked the box and lo and behold, everything fit (just... sort of... well, almost). And I put packing instructions on the lid of the box.

Maybe we will decorate a tree next year. Just one more time to see how it goes.
la la la

(Yesterday, as I walked through a shopping mall hallway on my way to work, I saw some workmen dismantling one of the mall Christmas trees. They were putting the pieces (still decorated) into containers. Maybe THAT'S the way we should go. Just get a fake tree, decorate it once and when Christmas is over, envelope it in a big dust cover and stick it in the basement.)



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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have the similar problems. I usually hear something break as I force the lid closed. What bugs me the most is how the tree lights become tangled as I take them out of their own box after previously putting them away tangle-free.
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: undecorating the Christmas Tree Reply with quote

ejm wrote:


Does the decoration box shrink for the week or so that it sits empty?


It's mainly that the decorations grow in their unfettered state.

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I just REpacked the box and lo and behold, everything fit ...


Lucky you. I had to put the lights in a separate bag because the non-lights were taking up too much room. And yesterday I noticed there were some decorations that didn't get into the box.

I have my fingers crossed that this year I managed to roll up the lights so they will stay neat until next year. I am convinced that they tangle themselves up during the year. I don't think it happens as I unroll them. hohoho la la la


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: undecorating the Christmas Tree Reply with quote

blm wrote:
I have my fingers crossed that this year I managed to roll up the lights so they will stay neat until next year. I am convinced that they tangle themselves up during the year. I don't think it happens as I unroll them. hohoho la la la


I think the lights have a party every so often. Last year I wrapped them onto a large piece of cardboard and they were less tangled but not as untangled as when I wrapped them. I've often wondered why I keep hearing party sounds emanating from the cupboard under the stairs. I usually attributed it to the neighbours having a loud party.


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: undecorating the Christmas Tree Reply with quote

blm wrote:

I had to put the lights in a separate bag because the non-lights were taking up too much room. And yesterday I noticed there were some decorations that didn't get into the box.


Rats!! stomp stomp

I too just found some decorations that didn't get into the box. There is NO way that I'm going to try repacking the other box. The decorations there are probably already starting their partying and growing. (Last night I thought I heard a minor crash, some alarmed rustling and whispering, followed by muffled giggles.)



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