I'm filled with excited anticipation of decorating day. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my Halloween decorations and am still enjoying my Thanksgiving decorations but fall decor just can't compare to Christmas decor. For one thing, my Halloween and Thanksgiving stuff all fits into one smallish plastic tub, whereas I have 7 big tubs full of Christmas decor stuff. Another thing Christmas has over fall - twinkling lights. They are everywhere - on the trees, garland, wreathes, inside and outside. That's pretty hard to compete with.
I've always forced myself to wait until Thanksgiving to decorate but this year I'm actually considering decorating the weekend before. I blame retail Christmas creep. I've already been looking at wonderful Christmas items in stores since August. By now, almost every store has big holiday displays and even festive music. It's hard not to excited about decorating at home. Still, there is some small practical part of me that thinks waiting until Thanksgiving is the proper thing to do.
Somehow this year proper seems a little less important. I love Christmas decorations. Why shouldn't I be able to put them up next weekend if that's what I want to do? It's not like I'm trying to decorate in September. Do any of you decorate before Thanksgiving?