Traditions are an important part of keeping our history alive. But as I have gotten older over the years and now have my own family to celebrate holidays with, I have started to realize that you can hold on to the core message or idea behind a tradition but also create your own nuances to each respective holiday.
Growing up I have very fond memories of Christmas. My Mother is what you would call a “professional Christmas-lady”, she takes this holiday very serious. And yet every year, I can remember my Mom asking and then eventually demanding that my Dad “get the Christmas lights up!” Finally my Dad decided that ‘hey why take the lights down, if we’re just going to put them up again next year.” Which in theory he was right, but my Mom was not a fan of this idea.
If only, professional Christmas lighting had been around back then. See my point is that traditions can be honored and maintained but that doesn’t mean we can’t evolve and update those said traditions.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there are a million other things you could be doing other than hanging from a frozen ladder in the dead of winter hanging icicle-lights. Now I know that you are sitting here, saying I can hang my own Christmas lights. And I am sure you can, but the question is, do you really want to? Or would that time be better spent with your family or getting your Christmas shopping done, because we both know we procrastinate buying those gifts until the last possible moment. Instead of untangling last years gigantic ball of lights or searching for that elusive burnt out bulb, you could be actually enjoying the holiday and not dreading it. With the emergence of a service like professional Christmas lighting, I can still hold onto those important traditions in my family, still have the best-looking lights in the neighborhood and never have to even get out the ladder or off the couch for that matter. Although, we can’t promise your spouse won’t find another chore for you to do, but at least it won’t include hanging from the roof!