I took the tree down and boxed up Christmas (12 boxes and counting). So sad. Someone did suggest that if you simply applied different ornaments to the tree to match the seasons, it could stay up all year, now that I've gone faux tree.
Snowmen during January. Hearts and doves in February. Easter changes the colour scheme. Summer Flowers. Autumn fruit and leaves. It has potential, n'est pas?
Nice thing about being a teacher. When your name is called at appointments, you don't even have to look up to know it's a past parent. They sound just like their 6 year old - with that cute upraised voice. Just like a family reunion!