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Decorating for Christmas

Christmas lights in my living room.

I haven't put up outdoor Christmas lights for the last couple of years. It's one of the things I let go of when I became a single mom.

I do use indoor lights fairly extensively. I put them in the living room windows, on the large mirror in the living room, all around the kitchen ceiling and around the doorway between the kitchen and the living room.

Christmas lights in my living room.

You can also see the Christmas Card rope hanging across the window in this photo. Pretty early in the season, so there weren't any cards on it yet.

When all the lights are on, it's nearly bright enough to read.

I don't have much to say about lights, except that they are an essential part of creating a magical Christmas atmosphere.

Christmas 2002
Our family's daily Christmas activities for 2002.

Christmas 2003
Our family's daily Christmas activities for 2003.

Christmas Traditions
Traditions and rituals we've developed in our family.

Non-religious Christmas
Celebrating Christmas in a non-Christian family.

The Truth About Santa
My family's approach to Santa.

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