My Crazy Christmas Cubicle

@norcal (3215)
Nevada City, California
November 21, 2015 10:28am CST
Historically it's been hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit. I used to have to put up a tree and go to stores because I had kids and there was no such thing as online shopping. Once they grew up the pressure was off. One year, while I was on vacation, my co-workers put up some really tacky decorations, that they had purchased at the thrift store, in my cubicle. Somehow that just flipped a switch with me. The next year, at the beginning of December, I decided to just go overboard with the tacky Christmas stuff. All the ladies in my department started doing the same thing. Each day at lunch we would walk to the thrift store and buy up all of their gaudy Christmas stuff. Truly, it looked like the home of an insane Christmas elf in there. I guess we're lucky that our boss didn't seem to mind. In my mind, what I was doing was making fun of Christmas, and all of the commercial insanity associated with it. After that, I ended up with several boxes full of this Christmas paraphernalia. So, each year when the season came around I would get the stuff out and put it up. My associates mostly lost interest, so I was the only one doing it now, in a slightly toned down version. I found that when I got my decorations out, I began to feel more Christmasy. When the company I worked for fell on hard times, I was one of the few who still decorated my workspace for the holidays. People who didn't know me, and were not in on the joke, probably thought I was some crazy Christmas fanatic, but decorating for the holidays did lift my spirits. Unfortunately I do not have a photo of my Crazy Christmas Cubicle, but this photo is in the spirit of it.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov 15
There are certainly some very tacky decorations available but it's good to get in the spirit of Christmas.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
22 Nov 15
It is fun when you are doing tacky mindfully.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov 15
@norcal I can imagine. It releases all inhibitions doesn't it? And you don't need to worry what anyone thinks.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
22 Nov 15
@JudyEv the more over the top the better!
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@paigea (21886)
• Canada
22 Nov 15
To me, that is one of the best things about Christmas; having a little fun. Many of our grandchildren are teens now and it's best to just give them a gift card. But I found a fun way to give that gift card to 4 of them!
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
22 Nov 15
Teens can sure be challenging when it comes to gift giving. Glad you found something that works.
@paigea (21886)
• Canada
22 Nov 15
@norcal , but now I am driving myself crazy to think of a fun way to give the gift card to the others. lol
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
22 Nov 15
@paigea You will have to let us in on your secrets when you figure it all out. It sounds like you are making it fun.
@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Nov 15
Sometimes that is all it takes is one kind, and funny gesture to lift you up and feel in the mood. I wish i had some tacky stuff to throw all around my house and make fun too. Who cares what others felt how you are/were..you know you needed that and that is all that counts. I for one am outside the box so i am on your side..hahaah tacky or ugly sweaters are all the rage for years now..
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
21 Nov 15
This time of year, thrift stores and dollar stores are full of the tacky Christmas decorations. For twenty bucks you could really deck the halls.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Nov 15
@norcal deck the halls and the whole house..hahaha
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@Lucky15 (33423)
• Philippines
21 Nov 15
Christmas is somethibg we all look forward here. Family are all together. Haven't put those decora though. Nay!
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
21 Nov 15
I haven't either. In fact, I don't work at that place anymore, and I always got way more carried away at work than I do at home. Here I am doing well to get the tree up before Christmas Eve.
@Tampa_girl7 (25371)
• United States
21 Nov 15
I get so much joy out of decorating. I especially love my Christmas tree.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
22 Nov 15
Christmas trees are beautiful. I love to sit in the dark and look at it all lit up.
@sharon6345 (121254)
• United States
22 Nov 15
I think that decorating bring out the best in people. It's nice to see even a little bit of the decorations out about the place.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
22 Nov 15
It does not seem like Christmas if there are no decorations.