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Who is ready to decorate? When will you start decorating?


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#1 colemandawn4905  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 7:47 am

I'm so ready. The Hallmark movie channel will start their movies Friday so that makes me more in the mood. I do not really celebrate Halloween as the kids do not trick or treat n I live in the country so we do not get trick or treaters. I do decorate for fall but i'm getting so excited to see the tree and the lights. I usually decorate the first week in November, When the kids got to be in jr high and high school and no longer believed in Santa i started decorating in early November because they kept me busy with cheering, basketball, and wrestling so I did it then so I could get a start on the holiday without always being stressed out, Now i just love to relax with the tree up. (even though i have 3 pencil trees i keep up and decorated for the seasons all year) lol


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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 7:54 am

I decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving.  DH is to obsessive to let it go up sooner.



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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 10:02 am

I won't decorate until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean I don't want to now! LOL.  I bought a new shelf for my living room, for the sole purpose of putting my Christmas village on it. I've slowly added non-Christmas knick knacks to it, but it's still a little bare :). I can't wait to see what my village looks like this year though and I've been tempted to drag the boxes out and set it all up.



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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 11:40 am

I'm ready now.may put lights up the beginning of November before the weather gets bad but won't do the majority of it until the week of thanksgiving.i do have my dinning room hutch with the snowman mugs and Santa cookie jar still out from 2 years ago.

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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 12:46 pm

I would love to start decorating, but not going to b/c my house is decorated so cute for the fall/thanksgiving.  I got a lot of great ideas from Pintrest this year and I love all that I've got put out.  I'll decorate for Christmas the day after black Friday.



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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 3:30 pm

I'm totally ready, but I don't usually decorate until the week of Thanksgiving. I like to have my decorations up for when my son comes home from college and for my guest at Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention my other children get anxious for me to start decorating around this time also.

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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 6:20 pm

I have fall decor up now and that will stay until Thanksgiving...Christmas decorations will go up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Our outside lights stay up so we only have to put out the trees, garland, and various inflatables. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and it won't be too hard setting everything up.

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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 6:47 pm

I'll probably start decorating in the next couple weeks. I put up my Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations in early September so I can enjoy them because I know I'll never be able to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate. Lol. I like my house to feel like Christmas after I get home from Black Friday shopping so I decorate early.

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Posted Oct 26, 2015 - 9:58 pm

When I was a kid, my parents refused to go black Friday shopping. (They hate crowds.) So the day after Thanksgiving we'd get out the tree and spend the day listening to my mom's collection of Christmas CDs and putting up the tree, and other decorations. Now I go out and shop BF so now I decorate the weekend after BF. I'd start before then but if my mom sees Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving she kinda freaks out. Doesn't mean that some don't go up in my room though, since she doesn't go into my section of the house. ;)

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Posted Oct 27, 2015 - 2:08 am

We decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving :)



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Posted Oct 27, 2015 - 6:51 am

I'm actually working on a new lighting controller made from a raspberry pi. I hope to have it completed in the next couple of weeks. We will start our decorating BF weekend. Hope to be able to have that ready and working and set everything else up.



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Posted Oct 27, 2015 - 12:31 pm

I'll start the next warm day after Halloween.  the inside we can start after that.



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Posted Oct 27, 2015 - 12:46 pm

I will at least put my tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving.  I love coming back home after being away for the holiday weekend to an already decorated house.  The outdoor lights, if any, will wait until December.  



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Posted Oct 28, 2015 - 9:37 am

I will decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving. I moved into a duplex a little over a month ago and lucky me the previous tenants left the outside lights up. I'm really looking forward to it this year. I can't wait to see if my itty bitty loves the lights as much as I do. :)

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Posted Oct 29, 2015 - 3:43 am

Just not feeling it this year, I am not sure I will put everything out, It would be odd not to as every room in my house normally gets decorated just not sure this year



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Posted Oct 29, 2015 - 6:13 am

This is our first year in our new house and I can't wait to start decorating! I'm trying to make myself wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but the season is so short and Christmas is my favorite!

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Posted Oct 29, 2015 - 8:13 am

This is our first year in our new house and I can't wait to start decorating! I'm trying to make myself wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but the season is so short and Christmas is my favorite!

Its our first year in a new house too. I cant wait to decorate. I already re arranged the furniture lol


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Posted Oct 29, 2015 - 8:35 pm

This is such a funny topic for me!!! My son made me promise to wait until the day after Halloween to decorate! I would have had the house all done up a month ago. Lol

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Posted Oct 30, 2015 - 10:51 am

I will decorate the first weekend in December.  I will have family visiting for Thanksgiving so I won't have time to start that weekend.



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Posted Oct 30, 2015 - 12:18 pm

I always put the tree up on November 1st, lol. I want the tree to be up as long as possible. :)



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Posted Oct 30, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Will begin decorating BF evening after I've taken a nap after shopping! Can't wait!!!!



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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 5:12 pm

I want to decorate this week!!!!!  It's 70 degrees here this week. Likely starting next week it'll never hit 50 again this year, and inevitably be sub 20 degrees by the time I get the chance to put them up...

 

Yeah, of course there's indoor decorations, but those are easier to do when you can just close the door to the outside ;)



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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm

I want to decorate this week!!!!! It's 70 degrees here this week. Likely starting next week it'll never hit 50 again this year, and inevitably be sub 20 degrees by the time I get the chance to put them up...

Yeah, of course there's indoor decorations, but those are easier to do when you can just close the door to the outside ;)


We're in the 70's here in South Jersey this week as well. When I told DH that I wanted to start the outside (multiple inflatables) he looked at me like I had 2 heads, lol. Next week looks to be in the 60's and I really want to take advantage of this string of nice weather.

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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 6:35 pm

I always want to decorate early but fear of what my neighbors might think prevents me from doin it. I usually do inside weekend before Thanksgiving and outside weekend after. But this yr with a recent death in the family im doin it next week, Just need some happy spirit in the home and hell with the neighbors.lol


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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Bleh, I didn't decorate for Halloween, and haven't decorated for fall/Thanksgiving. I've just got a bad attitude this year. I hope I get over it, because I like my house decorated. But no one will see it except husband and son, and other son for the few days he's home from school. We won't have any visitors. :(

But I usually put everything out the weekend after Thanksgiving. So I still have time to get my good attitude back.


Edited by bluebear, Nov 3, 2015 - 6:47 pm.


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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 7:08 pm

We started putting up our outdoor Xmas lights on the trees this past wknd; we want to take full advantage of the unseasonably warm weather we are having here in PA! Will hopefully get it all done by this coming weekend

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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 7:41 am

Ya it was like 75 here yesterday. Not the kind of weather that makes me think fall lol. I got new Christmas Lighting computer all setup and got the relays working. Now I just have to build the receptacle's and get it all put in a weatherproof box and I should be ready to start putting up the lights and having the show ready. I grabbed a few of the Trans Siberian Orchestra songs now I just need to find some more songs to have it play. I need them in MP3 format. Any suggestions for songs people would like to hear and see in a Christmas light display?



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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 8:10 am

We took all the outside Halloween stuff down on Sunday. I put the inside Halloween stuff away on Monday.

 

We have a few things outside for Thanksgiving. An inflatable turkey, a male and female pilgrim blow mold, and a turkey blow mold. Nothing on the inside though.

 

Probably won't do Christmas decorations until Thanksgiving weekend.


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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 9:55 am

We took all the outside Halloween stuff down on Sunday. I put the inside Halloween stuff away on Monday.

We have a few things outside for Thanksgiving. An inflatable turkey, a male and female pilgrim blow mold, and a turkey blow mold. Nothing on the inside though.

Probably won't do Christmas decorations until Thanksgiving weekend.


I'm thinking about adding a turkey inflatable to our yard! Where did you get yours? The only one I've seen so far is 6-feet and I'm not certain I want the turkey to be that large.

We took down all the Halloween stuff on Sunday and put all the turkeys and pilgrims out! The house is all ready for Thanksgiving. My husband will do the outdoor xmas lights over the next couple weekends, but we don't light up until Thanksgiving night. And then the Saturday after Thanksgiving we'll do the trees and indoor stuff. I'm looking for some new outdoor yard guys this year, our lighted reindeer finally crapped out for good, so I'm thinking of replacing them with something weird like a dinosaur in a Santa hat or something like that. We need some new stuff here.

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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 5:24 pm

I'm thinking about adding a turkey inflatable to our yard! Where did you get yours? The only one I've seen so far is 6-feet and I'm not certain I want the turkey to be that large.

We took down all the Halloween stuff on Sunday and put all the turkeys and pilgrims out! The house is all ready for Thanksgiving. My husband will do the outdoor xmas lights over the next couple weekends, but we don't light up until Thanksgiving night. And then the Saturday after Thanksgiving we'll do the trees and indoor stuff. I'm looking for some new outdoor yard guys this year, our lighted reindeer finally crapped out for good, so I'm thinking of replacing them with something weird like a dinosaur in a Santa hat or something like that. We need some new stuff here.

I think it came from Walgreens a few years ago. 6 feet isn't really that big when it's sitting in front of  a house.


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