Keep Christmas ornaments on display.
Okay, I know it's only 3 PM on Christmas day, but the tree now only holds ribbon and will be down after the kids go to bed. I've been decorated since just after Thanksgiving, and with the early arrival of Ronin almost 2 years ago, I now like all Christmas gone by the 26th to ensure pure birthday celebration for the lil man.
But as several of you know, Ro is represented in my heart by the snowflake (due to the weather conditions under which he was born), so for his birthday, I do keep some ornaments up as birthday decorations. But then there are ornaments that are just beautiful, or artsy, or allow you to bring art from the ceiling... I have plenty of that in my house.
I think my goal for next year is to have a 9 foot tree and make salt dough ornaments for ALL the holidays. Baby steps, I will make ornaments EVERY holiday between now and then, and the collection should turn out pretty darn sweet, fingers crossed.