How early is too early to start decorating for Christmas? My husband and I celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary this year. For the past twenty-four years, we’ve always waited until Santa arrives at the end of the Thanksgiving Parade to pull out the Christmas CDs and start singing carols. The next day would always be the day we’d pull out our holiday decorations and start decking the halls.
However, this is 2020, and my husband decided the day after Halloween called for some cheery decorations. On Sunday, he headed to our basement and started bringing up the totes. This year, we added quite a few totes from his parents who moved into a retirement village after living in the same house for over forty years.
As a result, my It’s a Wonderful Life village is now joined with a wooden Santa Claus clacking toy. Penguins ride sleds, and snow people dot the guest bathroom.
There was one box that surprised us. This January when my husband, who I’ll call hubby, packed up the decorations, he wrote himself a note:
Hubby 2020, I wrapped up your wise men in here so they wouldn’t get broken. Hope your year was better. Hubby 2019.
One happy note is that our new dog, Linus, is quite excited at the prospect of new things to sniff. He especially likes the stockings and stuffed bells.
I’m including some pictures of some our decorations:
What about you? Have you already started decorating for the holidays? Or are you waiting until after Thanksgiving?
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