I so love Christmas! Once we turn off the lights and go to bed on Christmas night, it is always a little sad. There is so much magic in the season, and I hate to see it go.
Our family has found the remedy for the post-Christmas blues. We declare the week after Christmas as a time to purely relax. There is not much of a schedule. The kids are out of school and my husband takes the remainder of his vacation days for the year.
If the weather is nice, we will spend some time outside. When it is yucky outside, we watch movies and read books. Alarm clocks are turned off, Christmas leftovers are plentiful and new toys provides hours of entertainment.
We might venture out, if we feel like it. Or, we might not. Friends are welcome to freely stop by, and we may go visit some people.
It is simply that time when we bounce back from all the stress of the Christmas season to do some things we never have time to to do. Such lazy indulgence would not feel right any other time of year, but it is just what we need after the holidays. I love this week almost as much as I love Christmas!