My tree and decorations are still up. I will begin taking down everything but the tree after New Years. Does everyone know why???? Because the true Christmas season begins after Christmas.
Contrary to much popular belief, these are not the twelve days before Christmas, but in the twelve days from Christmas until the beginning of Epiphany.
Epiphany is usually celebrated as the time the Wise Men or Magi arrived to present gifts to the young Jesus (Matt. 2:1-12). Therefore, we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany on January 6th.
So my tree remains until January 6th as a celebration of Christ's birth. Christmas is about Christ and does not end on Christmas Day. Our homes will get back to normal in plenty of time.
Won't you slow down and celebrate the Epiphany with me???