we always decorated with poinsettias, rather than evergreen. it wasn’t until we moved to colorado that we started with an actual tree. before that, it was as many pointsettias as mom could fit in her truck—on the mantle, on the front porch, centerpieces on the table and on hearths. every surface was blessed with a little red.
i hope everyone had a blessed holiday, and a restful rest of the week! whether you’re back to work today, or you have another few weeks before school starts up again, carry the christmas spirit with you. be joyful, be glad, be kind. stop to smell the poinsettias.