Holidailies is kind of saving my butt by providing writing prompts throughout this little writing contest for all of December. Today’s prompt: Describe your holiday decorating techniques.
None. Seriously. That’s it.
Growing up, my mom always wanted the Christmas up around her birthday (the 7th – happy late birthday, ma) and sometimes that ended up not happening until the weekend before Christmas.
I got my very own first Christmas tree two Christmases ago at Target for $2.50 and a nice set of bulbs for $1. I put it up that year and since then, it’s kind of taken residence in a large white box from Ikea.
It wasn’t until late last week, when we realized at work that we didn’t have a Christmas tree in our department. And since The General bought a bigger tree for our apartment, I decided I could take this one to work.
Now, it’s sitting on an empty desk, wearing a Santa hat on top, two blue bulbs for eyes, and a paperclip chain that looks like a smile. And its name is Julia Stiles.
I’m starting a movement that all Christmas trees should be named Julia Stiles.