Friday, May 1, 2009

MAY DAY DILEMMA


For starters Happy May Day!! Out of all the less known less celebrated holidays May Day is one I think would be great to celebrate. Who wouldn't love giving and receiving baskets of flowers all day long. I think it would be wonderful. Every year on May Day I think to myself next year I'm going to take baskets of flowers to my visiting teaching ladies and maybe some neighbors too, but it never happens. Maybe someday when I'm old and retired with nothing better to do you might find me on your door step on May 1st with a basket of flowers. It could happen!

Next, I'm embarrassed to admit this but here it goes. It's the first of May and I still have my Willow Tree Nativity gracing the top of my television armoire. When it came time to put away Christmas I looked at my Nativity and thought I'm not going to take it down now it's too beautiful and one of nicest thing I own to have sitting on a shelf in my garage 11 months out of the year. Then Valentines Day rolled around and I thought maybe it's time to put it away... well I could leave it up until Easter then take it down. Easter has come and gone the year is almost half over so at this point I'm wondering do I dare leave it up all year?

10 comments:

Heffalump said...

I say leave it up all year! The gift of Christ's Birth is something we should cherish all year long, so I don't think it would be bad to be reminded the whole year through...
Of course, I tend to listen to Christmas music for six months out of the year, and some people think I am weird for that...

Thorny Tree Lady said...

If my neighbors can leave their Christmas Lights up all year long, why can't you leave up a nativity?

Millie said...

Thanks for reminding me - I still have my light-up Christmas village on top of my entertainment center and my mom and sil are coming to visit tomorrow. You're awesome!!

[high five]

Millie said...

Also: I have thought the EXACT SAME THING pretty much every year around May Day. Weird! :)

Millie said...

FYI: It was not a cold sore.

Annie said...

Leave it. It's one of the nicest things you own.

Klin said...

Leave it up. It will save you time when decorating for Christmas next year and it will keep the spirit of Christmas in your heart all year.

I have one that stay up year round. It's Joseph with his arm around Mary and Mary is holding the Christ infant in her arms, close to her heart- it's how I picture her with him, rather than a naked baby lying on straw.

Suzanne said...

Happy May Day to you too, Carrie! Yah, I say just leave the nativity up at this point! :D

No Cool Story said...

"...it's too beautiful..."

I also vote leave it. Christmas time is not long enough to enjoy our pretty suff :)

Lisa said...

So did you leave it up?

It is a beautiful set! :)