Sunday, November 21, 2010
Weekend To Decorate The House For Christmas
Weekend To Decorate House For Christmas
The weekend before Thanksgiving Day now seems to be the weekend to decorate the house for Christmas. I used to do a fall theme for Thanksgiving but now in my old age I just put away the Fall/ Halloween decor of orange and yellow and go straight to the Christmas decor of red and green. I think a lot of other folks do the same thing. Jack just got back from Loewes where he said there were a ton of people buying Christmas lights and decorations.
I think part of the reason for the now early pre Thanksgiving decorating for Christmas is that many hometown Christmas parades and bazaars start the weekend of Thanksgiving and I think that folks want to enjoy every precious weekend after Thanksgiving having holiday fun instead of holiday work. And let's face it decorating the house for Christmas is a lot of work involving finding the decor, adding to the missing supply (for us lights and balls this year), putting the decor up and storing somewhere all the stuff you had to remove to make room for the holiday decor. I got smart this year and designated a large container in the garage for stuff removed from shelves and tabletops. The one other item in the garage right now is a floor lamp that I can't seem to find a spot for in the living room.
Final thought about early decorating: you can decorate early when you use an artificial tree. I like the fact that artificial trees are not a fire hazard. I also remember that when I was a child the live tree that looked good on the tree lot in the dark almost always looked not as good when brought into the house. You also had to contend with adding water to well of the tree stand to keep the tree fresh. The littlest member of the family had to crawl under the tree to do this job which meant it was usually me and I remember always spilling the water and making a mess on the floor. So here's to artificial trees and early holiday decorating.