It’s time to break out the holiday decorations! In our family, we have some drastic variances in house rules regarding when the Christmas decorations can be put up. Both sets of our parents have a healthy method of modest decorating a few weeks out. One of our daughters is inching the line back in her own home, and has most recently declared November 1 as the day. Our other daughter decorates her family’s home when the creative mood strikes, sometimes earlier and sometimes later in the season. My own home has always maintained the line that anything and everything Christmas can go up the moment the Thanksgiving dishes are all put away. To be fair, this rule was agreed upon years ago when my husband realized that, so great is my enthusiasm for the celebration of Christ’s birth, I might never take the Christmas decorations down or put the Nat King Cole Christmas album away without some boundaries in place.
Hi! I'm Mary - mother to two wonderful grown daughters, wife to an incredible husband, and loving our life in the piney woods of Texas... (read more!)
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