Looking around my apartment recently, I realized that I have several Christmas decorations out to use year-round. I have four tree ornaments hanging on my kitchen cabinent handles, an angel cookie stamp on my back-splash, and Christmas bells on my bedroom door. And really, why not?
I had been using these items out of season inadvertently, I kept them out because I like them and I thought they looked nice in my kitchen. Especially with tree ornaments, relatively neutral shapes such as stars can make cute adornments even in the summer. So instead of tossing all of your "Christmas stuff" back in the closet as soon as the holidays are over, see if you can get more than two weeks worth of use out of some of your decorations.