My Christmas Lights are Still Up

Julie Ballantyne Brown
2 min readJan 11, 2024

And why they’ll stay up for a while

Photo by Nelly Antoniadou on Unsplash

For the last few years, I’ve given Middle Child a particular gift for his mid-March birthday, per his request.

I take the Christmas tree down.

Granted, it’s almost spring by that point, so fair enough. The days have lengthened by then and the grey gloom of the Michigan winter doesn’t last as long. That makes taking down…

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Julie Ballantyne Brown

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