I read this morning about a psychoanalyst named Steve McKeown, who said people who decorate for Christmas early are HAPPIER than people who wait for a more reasonable time to put them up. In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of childhood.
That’s fine, but I think you can have too much of a good thing. If I were to put up my tree tinsel and lights now. That’s a total of 50 days and as much as I love the spirit of Christmas. We have cats, that’s 50 days of cats climbing the tree knocking things off on the floor or worse! That’s at least two power billing statements. that’s 50 days for something to suddenly cross the line as a decoration to…just being another item in your living room. IF we could just keep our tree up year round and and do whatever when ever…doesn’t it lose its special novelty for a while? I talked to Jeanette this morning who actually had her Christmas Tree up ALL YEAR! Check it out.