With Christmas over, it is a sad sight when all the decorations come down and go back to the attic or garage until next year. I always think that it looks so drab and boring right after the undoing, but this year I plan to leave it up a little longer and to replace some of it with handmade festive garlands. I made a "happy birthday" one last July which we take out every time a family member has a b-day, but I am very inspired by the crocheted ones as well since that is my main occupation! I think I would like to make one to festoon each window in my living room, and maybe some for the dining room as well. I have thought of making a paper pennant one that says "Oh Happy Day" as a reminder that each day is special and made by God to be rejoiced in!