One of the saddest days of the year is the one in which you pull down all the holiday decor. If your home is anything like mine, it goes from warm and full to looking astoundingly bare in the space of a single day. The cold weather outside doesn’t help the psychological effect, either.
To combat that sense of bummer, I decorate deliberately for the winter season. Shiny silver candlesticks, frosted pine boughs, clean white snow globes, and most importantly, incorporating tiny white lights in many of the places Christmas lights used to be. I find it helps the transition as we all patiently await longer and warmer days ahead.