When do you decorate for the holidays? How long do you keep up your decor?
We usually decorate the first of December. I always keep something on the door for every holiday. I really like my fall wreath so I don’t want to take it down too soon and I’m not one who could have fall decorations on the front door and be decorating for Christmas on the inside. We try to get our tree the first week of the month but there have been a couple times we waited for a couple weeks. Depending on how Chistmas-y I’m feeling I’ll decorate the entire house. Sometimes it’s just the tree and a few decorations. I keep white lights on the deck year round, swapping out fall colors in late summer.
How long we keep decorations up usually depends on how long the tree stays alive but it’s usually through the week of New Years. I get the urge to thoroughly clean the house after the holidays and once that happens the Christmas decorations have to go ASAP. There was one year we un-decorated the tree but had no time to take it to the recycling center. One day I woke up and saw the tree and decided it had to go! Instead of waiting for Wayne to come home I knocked the thing over onto a big tarp and rolled it up, tying it with twine. I dragged it to my car and finagled it into the trunk. It was a lot easier to get it in there than it was to drag it out and into the dumpster. Occasionally I still find rogue pine needles in my trunk. 🙂
I’d love to hear about your decorations!
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