I just took my decorations down this last week. I've been too tired to do it during the week and I boycotted most all unnecessary chores the last few weekends. We normally keep them up till at least Little Christmas. Most years they stay up till about now anyway I guess.
I remember when we lived in New York (or when we've gone back to visit in the winter) most people still had outdoor decorations out until spring. It was too cold with too much snow and ice to get them down. I don't remember people lighting them though.
Originally Posted by calico2222
We have 6 of those lighted reindeer and high winds and weather have knocked them all down so now it looks like a reindeer slaughter!
Originally Posted by kara_leigh
We just took our tree and the few decorations we had down last week. LOL Not b/c we liked them that much or anything, but b/c we are completely lazy. We left the tree up (a real tree, so you can imagine the mess) b/c Nora liked it so much. We finally took it down b/c we had pine needles EVERYWHERE in our house. Nora was always covered in needles also, b/c she slept under the tree.
We drove past a house yesterday that still had Halloween decorations up. LOL
Eh don't worry! Back when I was in college my best friend had a huge pool party (best party ever!!) for her birthday in July. I remember when we were setting up she was fussing at her dad to haul his Christmas tree into another room where no one could see it. It was live and still decorated! Fortunately he hadn't tried to light it or anything!
I think it was nearly the next Christmas before he got rid of it. Poor guy!