November 18, 2008

I Desperately Need to Know...

...when do you start decorating for Christmas?
In years past, I have always believed it a great sin to set up for Christmas before Thanksgiving. After all, one holiday at a time! And why should Thanksgiving be overlooked anyway? My family goes camping every year for Thanksgiving (they live in Florida of course) so, Christmas could just wait till that was all done.
But this year, there is no trip to Florida, no campout to look forward to. And for some reason, I want to decorate SO badly for Christmas already!
I LOVE Christmas decorations. While the actual day is nice, it is really that decorations that make me happy. I love all the colors and sparkle of it. One of my favorite things to do still, is drive around and look at Christmas lights.
My parent's house looks somewhat like a log cabin. And as a kid, my dad would put those big, colored lights on the roof, perfectly straight. Since our house is set back a ways from the road, I loved coming home at night and seeing our house all lit up! It always reminded me of a gingerbread house.
So, while I love the colorful traditional "red and green", I have a slight obsession with snowflakes and snowmen. I know, ironic for someone who hates snow. But I am all about the sparkle! And I LOVE the deep royal blue with the snowflakes! That is true happiness. So this year, when I saw what sort of decor was available, I just could help myself! I had to have them! I had even wanted to do a snowflake theme for my wedding. But you try finding snowflake stuff in Florida in the middle of June! Especially if you only had six weeks to plan everything!


Anyway, I found this gorgeous tree skirt, and I just had to get! (It was 40% off!) And as I've been checking out the craft stores they have so many things available that I want that is all sparkly!! Granted, our tiny little six foot tree will only get its top half decorated, thanks to the kidlets, but I still can't wait to do it!
I've decided someday, when we live in a mansion, I will need two rooms, one for my blue, silver, iridescent stuff, and the other for all my colorful Christmas stuff.
So anyway, I really, really, need to know, when is it okay to start decorating for Christmas??

10 super cool people speak:

Brittney said...

oh i know tons of people who have already decorated for Christmas. I think anytime you want to start is fine.

Wendy said...

I love the dark blue and snow flakes. I love snowmen too. I know some of my friends are already decorating. If I had any decorations I would put them out. My inlaws decorate the day after Thanksgiving religously. Have fun!

Becki said...

we always put up our stuff the weekend after Thanksgiving. Honestly, I love Christmas stuff too, but more than three weeks of looking at it and listening to the music and so on drives me crazy, especially in the stores. I find if I wait till after Thanksgiving and take it all down in time for New Years, that gives me just the right dose...so I'm not just sick of it. Yeah, I know.....bah humbug.

Dana P said...

My tree has been up for two weeks! (I know, I am crazy!!) Honestly, I love the entire holiday season, Thanksgiving included, so I put the tree up to jump start all the fun!

Garvin Smith said...

Rednecks in the South leave their lights up on their trailer all year long!

Mama Smith said...

I'm still chuckling over your dad's comment...(smile) Just so you know, YESTERDAY, this one house already has their CHRISTMAS STUFF UP...Me? I LOVE FALL SO MUCH...that I am tempted to keep my FALL DECORATIONS UP IN the "Freedom Room...and then, you WALK into the "Big Room" and then it will be done for the CHRISTMAS holiday!!! (smile) So, I say...DECORATE ACCORDING TO "Mood"...I am in a FALL MOOD...therefore...it will remain...till I get into the "WINTER" "CHRISTMAS" mood...

Katie said...

I swear one of our neighbors put up their Christmas tree before Halloween. That is too early. I believe you can start getting organized in November and then put up the actual decorations the day after Thanksgiving.

I love the blue and silver.

hjsmith said...

Growing up we even would put our decoations up right after Holloween. We love Christmas. The kids have even been putting Christmas music on for the past couple of weeks and I find myself humming or singing throughout the day. I say there is no right or wrong time to start decorating and feeling the Christmas spirit(: Please post pictures when you do cause I know if will look increadable...plus I have always love snowmen, snowflakes and the deep blues and silver. That just smiles winter wonderland. Enjoy(:

Kent said...

My vote is for Christmas decorations going up the day after never...but if they have to go up they can't go up before Thanksgiving. Talk about a slap in the face to Thanksgiving!
:)

Serene Designs said...

Your new nickname is "Scrooge!"

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