I am going to admit that I am one of “those” people. I will put up my Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. I know, I know…I have heard all about it from people for years, but I feel like I have some good points! In fact I have 5 reasons I put up my Christmas tree before Thanksgiving!
Growing up we always waited until Thanksgiving was over before putting up your Christmas tree. When I got married I continued in that tradition until a few years ago. I finally realized that I was in my 30's and could change “traditions” for my family if I wanted to. I also knew that putting the tree up on Thanksgiving weekend was too stressful for me. So…I went rogue and started putting my Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving!!
5 Reasons I Put Up My Christmas Tree Before Thanksgiving
Putting my tree up is a LOT of work!
I spend a lot of time decorating my tree. I sometimes put up more than one tree around the house and when you add in other Christmas decor…it is a lot of work!! I want to have extra time to enjoy it before I go to all the work to take it down.
I LOVE Christmas
I just love Christmas and want to stretch it out for as long as I can. I actually have to work hard the last few days before Christmas to not get SAD that it is almost over! I am just weird like that, lol! My husband has to remind me not to waste my last few days of the season by thinking about it being over!
I love to sit and look at the lights on the tree
I love to sit and look at the lights on the tree in the evenings….so the more evenings I have to enjoy the lights the happier I am! I can sit and look at twinkling lights and just be filled with joy! It is my happy place for sure!
There is somewhere to put the gifts
It is nice to have a place to put gifts as I get them wrapped. I don't always get gifts wrapped really early, but some years I do! It is so nice to just slide them under the tree instead of stacking the gifts in the corner! I know people who don't put their tree up until well into December…where do they put the gifts?? 🙂
IT MAKES ME HAPPY
The bottom line is that putting my tree up before Thanksgiving just MAKES me happy……so why not! It isn't a tradition that hurts anyone…so why not just bring a little more joy and happiness into the season by having longer to enjoy it!
I guess it all comes down to #5….having my Christmas tree up makes me happy, so why not do it!! For those of you who say that I am discounting Thanksgiving….I say that I am not! I enjoy Thanksgiving….I love spending the month of November focusing on my blessings. It's not as if I won't go to Thanksgiving dinner because my tree is up! I just count the tree as another thing to be thankful for!
Check Out These Awesome Christmas Tree Decorations to Make Your Tree Extra Special This Year!
- Glitter Snowflake Lights
- Antique Mirror Ornaments
- Large Heart Mercury Glass Ornaments
- Vintage Bubble Lights
When do you put your tree up? Do you put your Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving? I would love to hear what your tree tradition is!! Do you exchange gifts with your spouse at Christmas? Find out why I think you should!!