Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Taking Down Christmas

Perhaps it was because New Year's Day was also put out the garbage day on my street, but none the less, I was a bit stunned to see several Christmas trees put out for pick up by early afternoon.  I was still in denial that our two weeks long vacation would be over in a few short days, so that sight was an unpleasant awakening for me. 

This coming weekend is the earliest that I would consider taking down my decorations, partially because some of my family celebrate Orthodox Christmas, which is today. 

Another reason is because I am one of those people who like to take my holidays one at a time, and prefer not to dine on my Thanksgiving turkey within view of a Christmas tree.  It seems to me that the season begins earlier every year!  However, if your Christmas lights have been up since early November, I can certainly understand tiring of them by New Year's Day.

Once the house is lit by the glow of Christmas, however, I find myself wondering if next year will be the one in which I break down and succumb to the trend that has the season beginning on the day after Halloween. 

In any event, I don't have to pack up this cute Peanuts book with the rest of the Christmas decorations; do you notice the hearts floating around Sally's head?  Valentine's Day is just around the corner! 

What about you; are you a fan of the more traditional decorating schedule, or the current trend?  Please share, I would love to read!

xo, Anita