Organization before Christmas is essential and after Christmas, it makes keeping your treasured ornaments, safe, easy, quick and simple.
Christmas is that joyful time where everyone is looking forward to family get-togethers and friends dropping by to wish everyone their best. It’s a fun time when people enjoy seeing how others delight in the sights and sounds of the season. Alas, it is over all too quickly. All the preparation and organization seems to be over in a flash. Then the undoing or preparing to pack all your treasures away begins in earnest.
The first things that get put away for us are our Christmas stockings. After they have been emptied, they look sad hanging around with nothing in them. So my family empties all their goodies and one by one, they are put aside in a temporary spot. Before the New Year is upon us, all things of Christmas will be put away. I’m told this is an old fashioned Scottish tradition! You are not supposed to bring anything from the old year, into the New Year. Well, whether that is your tradition or not, one thing is certain, all the decorations will have to be put away sooner or later.
Treasured Christmas Ornaments
In my house, we have been celebrating Christmas for over 40 years together. That means there are ornaments and things hung on our tree that are that old and older yet. My husband and I have received Christmas ornaments from when we were children. So those pieces are over 50 or 60 years old. They are heirlooms for us and for our children and grandchildren.
Every year that passes, those one of a kind ornaments become more special! Even our children will point out an ornament that they may have made when they were little. The tree becomes a living history of our family through the years. Each one of these decorations is special and I love to see them each and every year. So I take special care of these priceless memories by making sure I have good storage boxes for all my Christmas ornaments.
Keeping Ornaments Safe
Good storage containers for your keepsake Christmas ornaments is a must. They are in storage much longer than they are displayed, so you know you will want them to be safe and sound while no one is paying attention. Storage boxes for your Christmas ornaments will make it easier for you to keep track of those “special” handmade decorations that your children made for you at school. I still have a little pasta angel that my youngest son (37 now) made for me in Kindergarten. He is getting married this year and it will be given back to him for his tree and his family to enjoy. Along with the angel will come his first storage box, so that he can continue with the safe keeping of this special ornament.
Christmas Storage Boxes
Storage boxes for your Christmas ornaments are a good idea. Everything you need is in one place and stored safely. Ornaments of different sizes and shapes are carefully organized in a way that makes it easy to keep them safe, dust free and heaven forbid, that they get broken. Lights, tinsel garlands and whatever else you use to make your tree beautiful will have it’s own special place. Next year, when it’s time again, just bring out the boxes and you are ready to go!
Christmas Wrapping Paper Storage
For Christmas wrapping paper storage you have the option to buy a premade storage bag like the one shown in the Amazon ad, or you can make something similar yourself. If you want to do it yourself, all you need are some empty paper towel cores and a clear garment bag. Slice the empty paper towel roll down its length and roll up the leftover Christmas paper. Use the core to secure the ends of the wrapping paper. Place the rolls inside a clear garment bag and hang away in a closet. The paper will be clean, wrinkle-free and out of sight until it is needed. You can use this idea with all kinds of wrapping paper too, not just Christmas paper. Check out the easy to follow instructions on this Pinterest Pin: Easy and Clever Storage Tricks for Wrapping Paper,
I’m hoping that these ideas will help you keep your Christmas paper clean, unwrinkled, and ready for use in another 10 to 11 months. Christmas will be here again sooner than you think!