Monday, November 25

Decorating for Christmas

We pulled out all the Christmas decorations this weekend!  It's a little late for us, but honestly, I've been dreading that mess that comes with getting all the boxes out and getting everything in place.  It usually takes a few days to find a home for everything and get those boxes back downstairs.

I've been laughing extra hard at Facebook lately, because every time I pop over there, someone else is ranting about when it is or is not okay to put up Christmas decorations.  Here is when it is okay:  WHEN YOU WANT TO.  Do want you want.  It's your house, your family, your traditions.  People are crazy/hilarious on Facebook, right??!!  There's always some really dramatic thing happening.  ;)

What did you do this weekend?  It's snowing here today, and though I may not feel ready for it, it sure is pretty!  Happy Monday!


42 comments:

  1. We decorated this weekend as well! I love setting up in November because it makes the season feel like it lasts longer. Once December hits, it's Christmas day before you know it and then it's all over.

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  2. ha I love that! yes it should be when you want to :) I have put up my christmas items on halloween! hey, I wanted to! It really is silly all the opinions.

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  3. Your tree is just so lovely Katie! When you put your decorations up is a personal thing, I know if it was up to me we'd already have ours up or be in the process of putting them up! Decorating the house just gets everyone into that festive spirit! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. ughh hahaha facebook always gives me the most insane embarrassment transfer. i love seeing everyone's christmas decorations, whether it's october or december. i put mine up "early" because i work in retail, and this is the only way i can really enjoy it.. so thanks for fighting for our rights. ;)

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  5. Your family is too gorgeous! And I'm pretty jealous of that Rudolf playset (favorite Christmas movie for me).

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  6. yesterday it snowed/sleeted in Arkansas, it was COLD, we put the tree up, I posted how the kitchen was full of Christmas ornaments and decorations and wed decorate the tree drink hot cocoa and watch/listen to Christmas movies/music, so LET IT SNOW. someone posted "ITS NOT EVEN THANKSGIVING" my reply was that the jingle bells could coincide w/ the turkeys for a few theys, and theyd be fine ;) my page is full of trees already, per my FB this year, im behind.

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  7. besides, thanksgiving is a week later than it normally is, so last year our trees were already up, so were ALL behind.

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  8. Hey, I started listening to Christmas music on November 1! (But I suppose I am from Canada and Thanksgiving is long gone by then...) Your Christmas home looks lovely- can't wait to see more pictures!
    -Jenni
    www.bottomleycottage.blogspot.ca

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  9. Such beautiful christmas decorations :) & you are totally true, put them up when you want :)

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  10. SO fun! You're so right about setting up for Christmas. Do what you want! And that Rudolph toy set is darling! Talk about some awesome childhood memories watching that special on tv! Love it! :)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  11. Ah, I love this time of year and I just love how you decorated!!

    bisous,
    www.bighipsredlips.com

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  12. Love that! Just decorate when you want to :) Awesome mirror Santy, btw!

    xoxo
    Stephanie
    www.stylingsandstories.com/blog

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  13. Haha, so cute!

    And yes, decorate when you want! I've always decorated the weekend after Thanksgiving, but this year is a little different, so I'm doing it when it best for me! (Or when I finish my decorations...)

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my gosh!! I have that same fairy!! And it is truly ancient!! Wow, never knew it was a multiple fairy thing! It has long lost siblings across the ocean!

    Faded Windmills

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  15. Your girls are so cute!
    And I think the santa in the mirror is absolutely gorgeous, good idea to make people laugh - especially in the cold and dark mornings :)

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  16. You know that I COMPLETELY agree with you on this! Haha! We got our decorations out a few days ago, and unfortunately, a lot of the boxes are still sitting around.....yikes. Hoping to finish by tomorrow:)

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  17. Dear Katie, your "Christmas decoration" is absolutelly gorgeous and funny. My house has a Christmas time too - It is never too early ;-).
    I love your blog. Thank you very much for your amazing isnpiration. ♥
    Vivi

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  18. So cute! I love that your girls have a winter wonderland they can play with. I normally try to wait til the day after Thanksgiving, but it was snowing here this weekend too! I convinced my husband we had to put up the tree and lights yesterday while it snowed, but I agreed to wait to put decorations on until Friday since he wanted to. :-p I love having hot cocoa or cider, listening to Christmas music, and decorating. That's when I really feel the holiday season has kicked off!

    howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  19. Haha LOL, the Christmas drama on facebook. I love it! You are absolutely right, Katie, :)
    Oh and your home looks so wonderful, we actually had some snow in the east side of Europe today, I am so excited about winter. More excited than I have ever been... Enjoy this special time with your amazing family! :)

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  20. I'm loving your tree with all the hand done ornaments. -Hanna Lei

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  21. Oh my goodness, so very true! Haha, as long as you're happy you can decorate November 25th or December 25th. Makes no difference. Great point. Happy Monday!

    ♥Silver♥
    A Silver Snapshot
    asilversnapshot@hotmail.com

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  22. We decorated our house at the beginning of this month and I've been getting shit for it ever since ;) Happy Holidays, right?

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  23. your girls are so beautiful!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  24. New reader here, love your posts! I'm with ya on the decorations, I could've been fine putting them up on Halloween. However, my husband has forbidden all things Christmas until Thanksgiving. It's all I can do to keep from opening that christmas tree box! :) Soon.


    http://minglingwithmaples.blogspot.com/

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  25. i completely agree! my husband and i just put our christmas decorations up last night. even though we usually wait until the saturday after thanksgiving, we did it a little "early" since thanksgiving is so late. and i like everything up at least one month before christmas ;)

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  26. Your pictures are always so gorgeous. We don't put our decorations up until the start of December, but I'm all for getting into the festive spirit this year - which is unusual for me hah! x

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  27. aw your girls look so grown up compared to when I started reading your blog...

    Cuuute

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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  28. Love your decorations! And you are absolutely right, it's your house put up the decorations whenever you want!

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  29. i find it funny that it was okay for everyone to be all over christmas when it was just halloween but now that its way closer everyones freaking out!
    ahh!
    people are crazy!

    i think im the only house in my block with a tree and lights!

    and that's a-ok!!!!

    i love it!!!
    -les
    lovewhatyouread14.blogspot.com

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  30. love these pictures and Rudolph play set is awesome :)
    your swan ornament is adorable :)

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  31. Love your Rudolph figurines! Can you share where you scored that? Please.

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  32. I love your decorations! I bet the girls were excited to put them out. It's my Dad's birthday on 5th December, so we never put our decorations up until after then
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  33. :D Your little girl is just too cute with Your reindeer "ears" hehehe! :D I love the ornaments, too!
    I won't be putting up anything until the 21st of December when My sister comes home from Canada... I don't want Her missing out on the fun ^^

    Loads of love, SJay!
    www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

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  34. I totally agree with the boxes mess that comes with the Christmas installation...but when it's done it's always so cheerful and what a reward!! Poe looks super cute with her Rudolph headband, just adorable!
    Enjoy your beautiful Christmas-y home!
    xoxo
    Melodie
    http://sevenlivesandmore.blogspot.fr/

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  35. Oh gosh, thank you! I didn't realize that it was a "thing" for people to rant about when others put up Xmas decorations. Seriously, when did it become such a big deal?!? As soon as Halloween is over, I start decorating! We still celebrate Thanksgiving, but as someone put it, we put up decorations what some people say is early just so the season feels like it lasts longer and what's so wrong about that?:)

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  36. Poe's antlers are too cute! Christmas should be celebrated when an individual wants to. I prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to really get in to the Christmas spirit, but that's just me, and I love my early Christmas celebrating friends.

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  37. I want to get down there with Hope & play! Your house looks great too!

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  38. These photos are great! Your home looks like so much fun during the holidays!

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  39. I totally agree about crazy people on facebook. I used to be one of those people who couldn't handle anything Christmas until December 15th. But this is the first year being in my own apartment, and Christmas came a little earlier this year. I'm just as suprised as anyone else! People's opinions can always change.

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