|Originally posted by SkyKitty
I guess I'm the oddball here. I start my Christmas shopping in August as a lot of people I know get the usual Christmas stuff from their families and appreciate the gifts I find for them earlier.
As for when Christmas decorations should be put up, I have no answer to that as we have a store in town that is open year round and Santa's Village is only open in the summer time which I think is really quite hilarious!
I use a fake Christmas Tree, I don't like the idea of cutting down a perfectly beautiful living tree that shelters a lot of the wildlife up here, especially the little birds!
Do you happen to live near Burk's Falls? I remember a couple years ago I went to a beautiful Christmas shop, and I can still remember the sign outside the door that said "Christmas is 133 days away!" or something to that effect. It was the coolest store, but I can't remember what city I was in...lol! I think it was either Burk's Falls or Huntsville... heh.
My mum likes to get her Christmas shopping out of the way so that she can have it paid off by Christmas.
In that respect, I think stores should maybe have a little bit (maybe 1/2 an aisle) with gift bags and wrap and tags and things in late September or so, just 'cause mum likes to get it out of the way, and I'm not sure if she's the only one like that.
I agree that they should wait until after Remembrance Day to bring out the big displays and things like huge Christmas trees and Santa Claus'!
We have a fake tree. We only had a real one once, and we found out that my poor dad was allergic to it. We opened presents on Christmas day underneath it, and the darn thing was out of the house the second breakfast was finished!