My husband decorated the Christmas tree. He decided to go with a Santa Claus tree topper holding a Springfest headband, vampire candy cups from Hallowe’en, and a mix of white twinkle lights and multicolored ones. The multicolors are on the lower part of the tree and the white ones on the top.

It’s a different look from our usual. He remarked to the cats that it’s very strange to have a tree in the house.

This is what you get from celebrating a holiday with little attention for 40 years.