Putting away Christmas fills most of us with mixed emotions. There’s good reason to be happy when all the ornaments are finally packed up and safely stored away but there’s also a bit of melancholy. It’s a magical time of year and you know that you’ve got to get through the thick of winter, and all of spring and summer before you can even begin to feel that first twinge of anticipation again. Maybe that’s why some folks are leaving their chests of gold, frankincense and myrrh out year round.
We started hearing from people who keep the chests on their desks at work or on a table in the living room. It helps that the chests are attractive and interesting to look at but maybe they just liked having a little bit of Christmas handy year round. We especially like the way one customer put it: “On April 15th, I picked up the gold globe, gave it a shake and smiled. Then I wrote the check!”