When to decorate?
November began on a Thursday making Thanksgiving come at its earliest possible date. I follow the usual "decorate-the-weekend-after-Thanksgiving rule" when it comes to putting up our tree and stockings. My one exception is when we go out of town for Thanksgiving. I'll put it up the day before we leave because once we return it seems that I'm unpacking and doing laundry for days (especially when we go to the ranch). Plus Bradley will be out of school the day before Thanksgiving and he loves decorating our house more than I do.
My dilemma is:
too early to put up my tree?
I mean, it'll only be the 21st! I hate it bad enough that retail and department stores gloss over Thanksgiving like its a mere inconvenience, but isn't that exactly what I'll be doing?
I just * L O V E * Christmas.
What do you think?
Should I wait a week and a half - until the 1st? Or should I go with my holiday instincts and forge on with my decorating plans?
Does it make a difference if we think we'll be out of town for Christmas?
What are you doing? or should I say, "when are you doing?"