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#1 Jen08  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 9:43 am

So, I know this topic isn't related to Black Friday, but I didn't see the Holidays forum that is normally on here. I guess it hasn't opened up yet.  Anyway, so every year I put our tree up Thanksgiving weekend.  Primarily b/c I put up a real tree and don't want to buy it to early and then by Christmas day it look all dried up.  Over the weekend though, my 6 DS was really wanting me to go ahead and put up my fake tree that I put in the dining room.  It got me thinking that this year, I may just go ahead and put all my decorations out (except the real tree) maybe the 2nd weekend in November. I want to enjoy all my decorations that I have spent alot of money on, more than just 1 month.  I know I can leave them up after Christmas but by then I'm just ready to take it down and get back to some kind of normalcy.  I didn't know if anyone else put their's up early.



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 10:05 am

I put mine up 2 days before Thankgiving gets me in the mood. 



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 10:19 am

Usually Thanksgiving weekend. We do BF and then on Saturday or Sunday, we put up the tree. Sometimes sooner, but that seems to be the 'no later than' date we have been using.


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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 10:42 am

Thanksgiving weekend

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 10:43 am

It's a BF tradition for me.  I put it up that Friday after I'm done shopping to help me get in xmas mode.  I keep them up until about the 2nd weekend in January.  I do, however, put my lights up the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.  I turn those on Thanksgiving Day right after dinner! :) (sometimes even as early as Thanksgiving Eve)



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 10:57 am

Everything usually goes up on Thanksgiving weekend here. This year Thanksgiving is later so I might put everything up the weekend before.


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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 11:14 am

We also do all the decorating inside and out Thanksgiving weekend.



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 11:46 am

Usually Saturday of thanksgiving weekend!🎄🎅

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 11:53 am

We are going on vacation November 11-23 and I am thinking about putting things up before we leave.  We will be rushed with other activites when we return but will see how it goes



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Generally the weekend after the first week of December (never Thanksgiving weekend).  I used to put the tree up a bit later so it would keep reasonably fresh through the 12th day of Christmas (Jan. 6), but my wife prefers earlier.  Probably December 7/8 this year.



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Not until after my birthday on Dec 5, but it stays up until after Twelfth Night. I think 4 weeks is long enough!

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 12:44 pm

We usually have the first fake tree up but not decorated before Thanksgiving then it gets decorated BF night after we have napped. The the second fake tree goes up within the next week or so along with the outside decorations and then if we get a real tree that's usually a few weeks for Christmas and then goes to the tree dump after the new year. Our front room where our large fake tree is has a winter/Christmas theme all year round. As a matter of fact this past year we left the giant tree up and took all the light and decorations off and my wife has put other things on it at various time. I'm huge into Christmas so I personally could leave it decorated all year lol.



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Day after Thanksgiving

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 2:03 pm

This sounds a little silly. Usually we have several trees throughout the house. This year we are going to do a 'harvest' style tree before TG and then after turn it into a Christmas tree. We have some 'orange' lights we got on clearance over the years and some small fake pumpkins, corn, gourds and such to decorate. Maybe some white lights and fall foliage. We will see how it goes. I usually decorate the yard with a blow up balloon style 'Turkey' and use the orange lights to decorate bushes and walkways.


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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 2:41 pm

We usually decorate the 1st weekend in December but since Thanksgiving is later this year I may do it that weekend. We have an artificial tree and I would live to score another one at least 12 feet that's reasonably priced so I can put the 9 foot we currently have in the family room....I really should have looked during the post holiday sales last year.

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Well usually its after shopping on black Friday.....but this year im unemployed with nothing to do so probably Nov 1st


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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 3:03 pm

This sounds a little silly. Usually we have several trees throughout the house. This year we are going to do a 'harvest' style tree before TG and then after turn it into a Christmas tree. We have some 'orange' lights we got on clearance over the years and some small fake pumpkins, corn, gourds and such to decorate. Maybe some white lights and fall foliage. We will see how it goes. I usually decorate the yard with a blow up balloon style 'Turkey' and use the orange lights to decorate bushes and walkways.

I don't think this sounds silly at all!

In fact,I have always wanted to have a "Holi-Tree". Maybe not an evergreen tree and it definitely would be white,but one that you could leave up all year long and decorate according to the holiday! How cute would it be for New Year's (balloons,hats,noisemakers) then on to Valentine's Day, St. Patty's, Easter, Fourth of July (or maybe decorate it in red, white and blue for Memorial Day then leave up for 4th of July). Even decorate it for summer with bright colors,etc. and of course Halloween and Harvest. I just really enjoy holidays!

 

Let us know how yours turns out. Lucky you being able to do this!


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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 3:34 pm

I don't think this sounds silly at all!

In fact,I have always wanted to have a "Holi-Tree". Maybe not an evergreen tree and it definitely would be white,but one that you could leave up all year long and decorate according to the holiday! How cute would it be for New Year's (balloons,hats,noisemakers) then on to Valentine's Day, St. Patty's, Easter, Fourth of July (or maybe decorate it in red, white and blue for Memorial Day then leave up for 4th of July). Even decorate it for summer with bright colors,etc. and of course Halloween and Harvest. I just really enjoy holidays!

 

Let us know how yours turns out. Lucky you being able to do this!

I have one of those up now. It a leafless stick tree from pottery barn. I think it was around $75 & I use it almost all year. except for spring because its black. Right now it has orange ribbon and tarantulas on it, soon it will have xmas bulbs on it. I call it my "holiday tree".

 

The regular tree goes up the weekend before black Friday. It use to be the day after BF but i'm a hardcore shopper and generally haven't slept for 30 hours or so & I'm too tired to get it up. I'd put it up now if DH would let me!



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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Usually BF or Saturday depending on how busy BF is... Although this year is our first with a little one so I'm not sure what the new routine will be!
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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 5:00 am

This sounds a little silly. Usually we have several trees throughout the house. This year we are going to do a 'harvest' style tree before TG and then after turn it into a Christmas tree. We have some 'orange' lights we got on clearance over the years and some small fake pumpkins, corn, gourds and such to decorate. Maybe some white lights and fall foliage. We will see how it goes. I usually decorate the yard with a blow up balloon style 'Turkey' and use the orange lights to decorate bushes and walkways.


Sounds cool! Post a pic, if you don't mind. I would live to see it! :)

We usually put our tree up December 1. I too am thinking of putting it up a little earlier this year. I think I might change it to BF starting this year. Can't wait...love the holidays!
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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 5:09 am

Usually the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  I am whipped after BF but sometimes after my power nap I'll do it


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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 9:42 am

Maybe Thanksgiving for us but it will depend on whether DH will want to get a live tree again this year (I was surprised when he said we should get one last year).  I better come up with a plan for rearranging our small living room area and start taking stock of what we have for decorations.  We could always use some more Chick-Fil-A cows.



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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 11:18 am

Whenever my back allows. We used to do it the weekend after Thanksgiving when we had a live tree now it all depends.



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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 12:51 pm

I usually put our tree up on BF after I nap from all that shopping... I love to make apple cider and put on Christmas music and put up the tree!! :gdnum1:


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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 5:29 pm

The Saturday after Thanksgiving. But since Thanksgiving is later maybe the weekend before!!!!!!!



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Posted Sep 24, 2013 - 8:34 pm

We get our tree on BF after napping. Decorating doesn't usually happen until the next day though!

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Posted Sep 25, 2013 - 5:48 am

I normally put our decorations up the week before Thaksgiving. We travel all over it seems like, Thanksgiving week (so we can get all family time in) so I want it up and ready to plug in when we get back home the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Just an unrelated note...It is getting harder and harder, with the kids getting older, to shop on BF and then hide the stuff in our vehicle during the ride home. ;)



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Posted Sep 25, 2013 - 6:02 am

We normally put the tree up on Black Friday.  But I'm going to try putting it up the weekend before this year, because my house is so chaotic during black friday weekend.  :eek:



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Posted Sep 25, 2013 - 4:09 pm

My Turkey from the last few years. I've got more orange lights for the tree inside ;).

 

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Posted Sep 26, 2013 - 6:40 pm

We put up our tree the first weekend after Halloween. A little over a month, I can't wait!!!




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