I love Christmas, but once it's over I'm ready to put everything away. Up until Christmas day the decorations seem beautiful and magical and after that they just seem like clutter! I know that sounds scroogey, but I've always felt this way.
I took down the tree tonight and once again am so thankful for my ornament boxes. I found these boxes and really wanted them but agonized for a good many years before buying them. You see they are kind of pricey for ornament storage. I kept waiting for them to go on sale. They don't. Ever.
Putting the ornaments on the tree involved lots of unwrapping or wrapping up the ornaments in tissue paper. It was time consuming, messy and not a lot of fun. Two years ago I finally gave in and ordered a box. I'm so glad I did. Not only are my new boxes pretty, but they are heavy duty, archival, and they use shredded paper to protect the ornaments. Now I simply place the ornaments in their compartment and feel secure in their safety. I feel like our beloved ornaments are well taken care of.