I know, I know, I know….People generally dislike seeing Christmas decorations before Halloween….I totally get it, I promise I do.
The sight of Christmas trees and holiday decorations right now, probably creates a pit in some stomachs. I can hear the chorus of ughs!
American Thanksgiving hasn’t even occurred yet for god’s sake! It can also be a time of hardship for some, which I understand and empathize with as well. My sister is one of those people.
It can be stressful, but I find a huge amount of joy in the holiday. The tree and it’s twinkling lights bring a feeling of warmth to our home, and I love that!
“Psychologists Confirm People Who Decorate For Christmas Early Are Happier, So Now You Have Justification”. Article by Murphy Moroney. I must receive a link to this article no less than 10 times a year from friends!
People have come to expect the yearly obligatory Facebook post with a picture of the tree. So, I’m sharing the same joy here in the Blogosphere!
With this in mind, every year in October – usually the last weekend in October, I put up the Christmas tree. It’s up a little earlier this year for various reasons. A sad death in the family has created an urgent need inside of me to get this up sooner.
I know, it sounds nuts! But……
Traveling for work keeps me away from home Monday to Thursday. The way I calculate things, if I put my tree up NOW, I will be able to enjoy just as much or more as someone who waits until Thanksgiving and doesn’t travel for work!
When I come home from a stressful week, one of my favorite things is to sit in front of the lit tree in my flannel pajamas, with a good glass of wine and my sweetie and pup sitting next to me.
The neighbors will hate this, so I’ll be sure I close the blinds for at least a week. The only issue is for the people behind us, those blinds broke a few months ago, so they’ll be stuck looking at our tree. (sorry sweet neighbors!)
Not sure how to hide it from the trick-or-treaters next week, but so be it. They are all getting some good chocolate, so what do they care? haha.
Here is a snap of our tree and the elves who helped decorate it! The one thing I can promise is we will not put up outdoor Christmas lights until Thanksgiving….I wont say Merry Christmas now, but maybe, just Merry Pre-Christmas or Pre-Happy Holidays…whatever your preference is!
Also, I am always yelling at friends when we take group photos – people are always talking, moving, closing their eyes…..It took many takes to get the perfect photo, but thought I would share the worst one where SEAN, YOGI AND I are the culprits. haha. Not my finest work, but it makes me laugh when I look at it.
i choose this,
PS. The tree stays up until the end of February :-). Don’t be a hater!!