Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Advent Thirteen: Christmas Present

It has been decreed that decorations this year shall be white and not extensive. To the extent that there is a tree with white lights and baubles, a wreath on the door[1], Dad's box of treasure and cards, and so far that's it.

As might be expected this caused an argument spirited discussion about the difference between minimal and minimalist[2].

[1] That wreath looks pretty damn pagan if you ask me. And so is the tree frankly.
[2] The minimum amount of decorations is clearly none. But that's not minimalist; that requires you to ostentatiously put quite a lot of effort into creating an effect with very little stuff left at the end. At least that's my argument and I'm right.
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