|Our multi-color Christmas tree in our family room|
|Living room Christmas tree. Pastel color decorations.|
|It is the GREAT pumpkin, Linus.|
When the kids were home, I used to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start decorating the house for Christmas. We would be the first family to buy the Christmas tree (s) at the first local store that had them, and we would decorate them immediately, yes two trees. The wait until Thanksgiving to start decorating was sheer torture, adding to the anticipation of the holiday season.
For a while now we have switched to fake trees (for safety reasons) and so now I don't hold back. On Halloween day as I am answering the door and handing out Halloween candy, I am putting together one of the Christmas trees and yes some of the trick-or-treaters are shocked at the site.
By mid-November the entire house will be fully decorated for Christmas, only leaving the dining room table and the front door wreath available to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas.
And thank goodness all the stores have their holiday decorations out by early November, I truly enjoy browsing before the mobs, getting christmas gifts ideas or just simply getting that warm feeling knowing that my grown children will be home soon.
This year is not going to be any different; although what seems different to me already is that my husband is now into it. On Halloween day, he is going to start putting together the tree that goes in the family room, I will be doing the one that goes in the living room. Let the Christmas season begin!!! Halleluiah.
When do you start decorating for the holiday season?
Happy Halloween everyone!