Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Reader Giveaway : O' Christmas Tree


This year's prize?

A $50.00 gift certificate good toward anything in our Etsy shop!

That could be a quite a few holiday gifts scratched off your list.


Rules:

Answer one question: When do you start decorating your home for the holidays? Do you start one minute after Halloween? Or do you wait until the day before you have company over for ChristmasHanukahEidKwanzaSantaLuciaDay?


Post your response and we'll announce the winner on
Friday, November 20th.
Winners will be chosen at random
***Photo courtesy of Awkward Family Photos

17 comments:

DesignsByBec said...

The day after Thanksgiving the fall decor comes down and the Christmas tree comes out.

Angelina Fong Designs said...

I also start decorating right after Thanksgiving! In fact, I was already thinking about pulling out the Christmas lights last night so that I'd be ready to start hanging next week!

I love your cards! They're all so beautiful!

Eck23 said...

Two weeks before Christmas any earlier and I would be totally sick of it all by Christmas.

I hope DesignsByBec is talking of American Thanksgiving and not Canadian because putting the Christmas stuff up in October would be a little over the top!

Rachelle (you know who I am - you saw the decorations:) said...

Actually - I leave decorations up in a cubby above the door all year. Too lazy to get a ladder and get them down. It's been 2 years now:)

Lauren said...

We force my father to light up the house (usually after many threats and his complaints about electricty bills) about two weeks before christmas but we start decorating the inside the weekend after Thanksgiving. And then we leave it up past the new year or when the hangover subsides.

Cindy said...

We usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start putting up Christmas decorations. If it were up to me... I would leave the Halloween decorations up all year. hehe ;)

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adora said...

I usually decorate on the 4th week of November because I used to live in the US. Friday after US Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday, the biggest shopping day! It's crazy, people get killed at Walmart! (The saving is truly to die for) I'd get all the gifts and write all the cards that weekend. It's become a habit even after I've moved to Canada.

Clara said...

In my head? I start dreaming in mid-November about the holiday decorations. Because on Boxing Day the year before, I have always treated myself to one big, spectacular decoration that I put in storage and have forgotten about. I look forward to pulling it out and using it for the first time.

In reality? I wait until December 1, but I only get two weeks of enjoyment because then I fly home to Victoria and spend the holidays with my family. I figure it's a fair compromise for my poor boyfriend. This way he doesn't get sick of the decorations too early but I get a couple weeks of pure delight.

amanda said...

i don't even wait until after haloween.

Mocha said...

I don't have a set date but it normally falls about 2 weeks or so before Christmas. I think it'd make me crazy to have it up for any longer. But I also think that my son, whose birthday falls between Thanksgiving and Christmas, needs his own "space" to celebrate his birthday so we can decorate just for HIM.

Michelle - Book Reviewer said...

The earliest I would start decorating is the day after Rememberance Day. Or possibly as late as December 1st. Depending how busy I am.

janet said...

December 1 or later. I would love to do it earlier, but I have to admit to getting sick of looking at it all after a while. One month is long enough for me!

Miss Dot said...

I am DEFINITELY a Black Friday decorator. While everyone else is off fighting crowds in Macy's and Sears, I'm at home humming along to Johnny Mathis' "Winter Wonderland" while putting up the tree. I CAN'T WAIT IS IT HERE YET?!?!

JRLadies said...

My mom worked retail growing up. The only day off she had was Thanksgiving day before entering the holiday season (where we didn't see her again until January, lol). So, we would always have a big Thanksgiving lunch and then decorate the house in the evening. The tradition is so instilled that I do it that way still even though none of us work retail anymore.

Ebscorpio said...

Three weeks before Christmas - otherwise the eggnogg comes out WAY too early and my ass gets bigger than Santa's. That and I feel great pressure when my tree dehydrates before Christmas due to neglect because I'm drunk on eggnogg. Again.

There is a theme.

ebscorpio

Sandy said...

I bow to the wisdom of my father, the Christmas Nazi: First weekend of December, and not a minute before, even IF the month starts on a Monday. Every year we'd beg him to start on Thanksgiving, but no dice.

flora said...

I start on December 1. Although I love Christmas, I dread the cold weather that comes with it!