When it comes to Christmas decorations there are definitely a few camps.
You have the not until November types… who wait patiently for Halloween to pass before digging out the wreaths, trees and bows to welcome in the holiday season.
You have the Black Friday weekend crowd… who lump decorating in with shopping and great deals on presents right after Thanksgiving is over.
There are some rare breeds –usually the real tree people – who must wait until December… when it is truly time for Christmas and no other holidays get in the way.
We start Christmas preparations long before the world utters words like fall or pumpkin spiced latte. Our calendars say “Christmas Prep” in months like July and September. Yeah, we’re a bit weird, so we tend to be in a decorating crowd all our own.
Enter Halloween Christmas.
Yes this year Hunni and I were the nutzos in Target purchasing lights and balls while everyone else was picking last-minute candy and costumes. We’re weird and proud. From our previous two years of experience, we know if the tree isn’t up before November 1st, it isn’t going up.
Hunni was a little too eager to explore the Halloween items and thought the puppers would look great as food items or a skeleton was the perfect ornament.
I steered him away from Halloween and towards Christmas. This is our first Christmas decorating as a couple so there was little debate. Tinsel versus garland…colored lights versus white…and who does the decorating. I’m happy to say we survived…even when looking at stuff like this. AHHH!
Since we created our home gym we had the perfect corner for the tree. Although Hunni hates the tree. It has attacked him in the past.
Most of our decorations Momma gave me when I entered the real world.
Peanut thought I was nuts as I took pictures in my Halloween costume while watching the Patriots play. Okay so I was a bit nuts.
With the tree put together, the lights and garland strung…I won…I was able to relive my past. I’ve collected one ornament every year for as long as I can remember. Anything from crafty school kid things….
Yes that’s me..2nd grade
Gifts from friends and family around the world…
Polish Christmas Ornament (not voodoo dolls) and Hunni & I as ornaments made by my cousins
And those collected for major milestones in life…weight loss, the Eiffel Tower, and Honeymoon in Central Park.
Last year’s ornament was this cute little German Chef guy since I’ve been learning to cook more for my health and my body. He’s adorable don’t you think.
By the time the Patriots game was over (and WE WON!!), the tree was decorated and it was officially Christmas in the It All Changes house.
You may think I’m nuts…heck I am…but Happy Halloween Christmas is the way it goes around here.
Do you have strict rules on when to decorate for the holidays?