Ah yes, the never-ending debate. Should you decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving or save it until after the pumpkin pie and turkey are gobbled up?
I have a tip for you on how to introduce Christmas decor before Thanksgiving without being obtrusive.
Just introduce a little greenery here and there. Above, I have some boxwood topiaries. You may have spotted in the background a garland too.
Adding a garland is a nice subtle way to introduce Christmas decor subtly before Thanksgiving without being offensive!
I recommend putting up a garland that isn’t full of poinsettias and bright reds. Pick something more natural. Faux or real.
Then I decided to put the turkey in the center of this breadboard. The topiaries are a bit more Christmas (although frankly, I use them year round!).
The turkey is clearly Thanksgiving.
I have always decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I find that it takes me such a long time to put out all of my decor that I want to enjoy it just a bit longer.
I confess I usually start putting up my Christmas decor around Veteran’s Day weekend. But I take it down pretty much on New Years. I know some people leave it up longer.
I find decorating early helps me when I go shopping as there are many Christmas sales and open houses on Veteran’s Day weekend. I want to know what I have so when I go shopping I don’t buy things that I already have and that aren’t cohesive.
Do you decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving or after?
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