I was over at Michele’s and the discussion turned to whether or not the Christmas “ho-thing” has started too early. At issue were such things as Christmas newsletters and wearing santa hats to work to the usual in-store displays. A common rant I’m sure, but one I rarely engage in since it’s always been this way. But anyway, the question was “Do you think there is a proper time to start the holiday decorating and card mailing, and if so, what time is that?”
I don’t like to decorate until December starts. I want to savor Autumn a little more (especially after Thanksgiving) before getting into the Christmas theme. I don’t mind seeing a few “supplies” at the local stores because you do want to stock up before you decorate but to get into the festive decorating before Holloween is a bit much. It’s like Starbucks or Krispy Kremes diluting themselves by showing up everywhere from supermarkets to gas stations. It’s the uniqueness and care that makes it special. Now it’s just common and the quality has gone down.
So now I’ll ask you. Do you think there is a proper time to start the holiday decorating and card mailing, and if so, what time is that?