November 12, 2012

Too Early to Decorate?

November 12. More than thirty days until Christmas.

Last year, V & I started a tradition of decorating for Christmas on Thanksgiving (or the day after depending when we get home from stuffing our faces.)

I think that is perfect - after Thanksgiving, the next holiday is Christmas. If you were to decorate for Christmas now - well - what about decorating for Thanksgiving?! It drives me a little crazy that stores are already all Christmas-ed out...where did Thanksgiving go?

It seems like each year, places are decorated earlier and earlier for Christmas. I think Christmas decorations should be revealed on Black Friday - it would be perfect!

What do you think? When do you start decorating for Christmas!?

6 comments:

  1. I have this argument with my husband every year. As soon as Halloween is over he wants to decorate for Christmas. I have to remind him that Thanksgiving is next and it's a fall holiday so we need to keep our pumpkin-y things out and not get all Christmas'ed out just yet.

    I don't mind it being out in stores so it gives people more than just a few weeks to shop. We're having a Christmas party at the house at the beginning of December so it's been nice to be able to gradually stock up for it, but you have a good theory too that if it wasn't all out in stores maybe people wouldn't be skipping over Thanksgiving as easily.

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  2. I've been ready to decorate for Christmas since JUNE.... that may have something to do with our baby girl's arrival due for December :) But I can't help it... this is the most exciting Christmas of our lives! But Eric won't let me skip Thanksgiving, so the day after it is!

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  3. I am with ya on the stores all decorated already...planning on writing abt that too...I'm like, wait a minute, let's have Thanksgiving first. I loveee Christmas and can't wait to decorate! We usually get our tree in the beginning of December and decorate then too! I can't wait!
    This will be such a special Christmas for you and V...and next year too! :)
    Xoxoxo
    Maria

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  4. I work Black Friday (this year 12a-9a) and I guess I'll sleep part of the day away afterwards, so we won't be decorating Black Friday unless I feel up to it that evening. We may put our tree up this Saturday and then decorate it Black Friday.

    We (all the kids/grandkids/significant others) will be helping my grandparents set up their 9 ft tree, decorations (inside and out) etc. Sunday after church. It's getting to be too much for them, but the neighborhood LOVES it and so do we, so I volunteered us all to help last year and so on. It's a process, let me tell ya! I'm sure I'll post pics on Instagram!

    xo,
    A

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  5. Another reason I <3 you! ;) I was just telling John that Thanksgiving is like the black sheep of the holiday family...lol.

    So my goal is to figure out a good tradition to start with our family, so Thanksgiving will get its due! :D

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  6. I think the day after Thanksgiving is the perfect day to start decorating.

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