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    #16
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    I hadn't heard that about not decorating before Nov. 11th (our Veterans Day), but then I'm the one always running behind, despite good intentions. It does bring back memories for me, though. The first year I was married my husbands uncle (in another state even) died on November 2nd (which also happened to be MIL's birthday). Dear MIL made it a point to let everyone at the funeral know it was MY fault because I left my tree up after New Year's and that whenever someone did that, it would cause a death in the family. Of course, DH believed her.

    All that being said, when I get to my own place - hopefully next year, I will have several trees - I like one family tree and then several theme trees throughout the house. I have one that is all 101 dalmations, another Snoopy, a snowman and several other themes I like to rotate.
    Last edited by dwil23; November 2, 2012, 05:07 AM.
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      #17
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      Originally posted by dwil23 View Post
      I hadn't heard that about not decorating before Nov. 11th (our Veterans Day), but then I'm the one always running behind, despite good intentions. It does bring back memories for me, though. The first year I was married my husbands uncle (in another state even) died on November 2nd (which also happened to be MIL's birthday). Dear MIL made it a point to let everyone at the funeral know it was MY fault because I left my tree up after New Year's and that whenever someone did that, it would cause a death in the family. Of course, DH believed her.
      How terrible that your MIL would do that to you! I hope your DH doesn't still believe [email protected] like that.
      *~* Myrna *~*
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        #18
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        Originally posted by MRoy View Post
        How terrible that your MIL would do that to you! I hope your DH doesn't still believe [email protected] like that.
        Yeah, she was quite the character. She passed away many years ago - and yes, I left the tree up after New Years that year. She was a very domineering person who had everyone afraid of her. My (now ex) DH listened to too much that she said - was afraid not to. He claims now not to remember the whole incident and over the years enjoyed the decorating the trees as much as I did.
        Donna

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          #19
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          If I do any decorating I never do it until after Thanksgiving. With just DH and myself all I did last year was put my little foot tall tree and my Mr & Mrs Santa that I made on top of a dresser in the front room. I am not much of a decorator anymore.
          Donna
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            #20
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            Nope, to early for me. We put up a real tree, so we usually do it about a week and a half before Christmas. I do a lot of decorating, and it is a lot to put up and take down. So I am in no hurry.
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              #21
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              I absolutely love decorating for Christmas and any other time. This year it will be a bit different since I am having a baby shower here on Dec 2, I think that is the date. Maybe I will decorate the dining room in pink Christmas if there is such a thing.
              I won't start until after Thanksgiving day though, I will take down the fall stuff and put up the Christmas. My DH would say I went overboard and he is probably right, when I get it done I will try to post some pictures.
              I am working on 18 big star blocks that will be Christmas tabletoppers for gifts. I need to get those finished as they are weighing on my shoulders.
              Claire from Pelham, Alabama

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                #22
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                We will probably decorate the 2nd week of December. It WILL be decorated by the time Odie gets home for the season and he won't tell us when the actual day is so we need to be ready. DH decorates the outside with lights, makes it real pretty. I do the inside. We also get a small tree to put on a card table by the window. The cats love laying under it.
                We do have about 60 small pine trees in the backyard that DH planted a few years ago. You think he would let us use them as Christmas trees and save the money from buying one? Nope! And, they are even all laid out in little rows which he and I carefully watered everyday it didn't rain when we planted them. I suppose it's our own little Christmas tree orchard to enjoy.

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                  #23
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                  Your decorations look Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  I don't put mine up until after Thanksgiving....
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                    #24
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                    I have a few fall things out. I start my Christmas decorating the week before Thanksgiving, so that on Thanksgiving the whole house is done except for my dining room, and my big real tree I will get that weekend. I have so much Christmas stuff it takes a week to get it done.

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                      #25
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                      Originally posted by dwil23 View Post
                      I hadn't heard that about not decorating before Nov. 11th (our Veterans Day), but then I'm the one always running behind, despite good intentions. It does bring back memories for me, though. The first year I was married my husbands uncle (in another state even) died on November 2nd (which also happened to be MIL's birthday). Dear MIL made it a point to let everyone at the funeral know it was MY fault because I left my tree up after New Year's and that whenever someone did that, it would cause a death in the family. Of course, DH believed her.

                      All that being said, when I get to my own place - hopefully next year, I will have several trees - I like one family tree and then several theme trees throughout the house. I have one that is all 101 dalmations, another Snoopy, a snowman and several other themes I like to rotate.
                      What a crazy lady!! She'd wonder how anyone lived around here because it's tradition to leave your decorations up until "Old Christmas Day", which is January 6th lol
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                        #26
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                        Oh, those are some very cute and very pretty decorations I actually got Halloween stuff put away today and pulled out my little Thanksgiving decorations that show their little faces for such a short time each year!
                        Finished is way better than perfect! :icon_bigsmile:

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                          #27
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                          What a cute lil snowman. I am taking my time decorating this year. I'm learning to slow down and not rush it.

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