Holiday Decorating Etiquette

It's beginning to look alot like September? Here are some pointers on when to hang the mistletoe and paint the eggs!


My Mom complains that I decorate too early for holidays. I usually decorate when the retailers begin to stock the decorations. I can't resist purchasing a few new items each year and it gets me in the holiday spirit! What is a good timeline for holiday decorating? Well I finally asked my mom. At first, her answer was vague "It depends on the holiday." When I asked about specific holidays she gave me this timeline:

*Major Holiday decorations should be displayed on the first day of the month which the holiday falls in. Examples: Halloween décor shouldn't be displayed until October 1st. Thanksgiving décor on November 1st.

*Minor Holiday decorations should be displayed a week before or the week of the celebration. Example: Valentine's décor displayed between February 7th and 12th.

*Multiple Holiday decoration displays are not allowed. Example: Leprechauns can not be displayed with eggs and bunnies when Easter falls at the end of March. Put up the Easter décor after St Patrick's day or don't display the leprechauns and shamrocks at all.

Do you agree with this decorating timeline? My mom doesn't even strictly follow these guidelines. Growing up, my mom would always put the Christmas tree up on Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving). According to her "rules" the tree shouldn't be displayed for another week!

When do you decorate for holidays? Do you have any tips to add to this list?



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