On Christmas day Danny declared that we should leave the tree up until we got ALL of the Christmas presents (we still have at least 3 or 4 outstanding ). I said it's coming down Monday. It would be great if the stars and the UPS trucks would align and everything get here today - but either way, the tree's on its way down. I've taken off the ornaments and garland, Danny helped me take off the colored lights - all that's left is for Steve to take it apart and put it in the storage box.
Our old tree was much more of a pain to put up and take down. We gave it to Stephanie and Cory, but I think I must have some residual guilt, because we went over and set it up for them AND took it down - and by "we" I mean Steve and Alex with a little help from Danny and me.
This was our second year with this tree - I have really enjoyed the compactness and ease of assembly - and it looks good even with nothing on it. If only that could be said of all of us.