I, however, have developed a game plan over the last year few years to help overcome this feeling and embrace the change. It involves the following:
1) Switch out the holly for some fresh, early-springlike sprigs...
2) Redo my vignettes around the house. This involves taking down the Christmas decor, but still leaving up some of the winter decor (snow, white poinsettias, etc.) and adding just a few little signs of spring. As time goes on, I start to put away the winter decor and add more elements of spring!
3) Clean the house TOP to BOTTOM. Make sure the house SPOTLESS! It will make "naked" feel clean, organized, and simplified instead of sad.
I can honestly say my house has not been this put together and clean since we moved in, and I'm loving it :) It is refreshing!
4) Candles are MAJORLY IMPORTANT for helping with this transition! I always miss the Christmas lights, so having candles lit around the house helps keep some of the sparkle in the atmosphere! I personally love the scent of lemon this time of the year..
(This C.O. Bigelow lemon scented candle is by far my favorite candle in the world!)
5) It has also totally helped this year that it has been SO SUNNY! I dare say it was almost warm this weekend. This has definitely helped with the transition too, not that its anything I can control! :) I'm sure we'll get three feet of snow here any minute now!
And THAT is how I fight the post-Christmas blues and welcome in the New Year with my surroundings :) It's all about a fresh start! Hope everyone's year is starting off well :)