Ho, Ho, Ho…Hey!


Hey…is it Christmas already!?!

Feels like it with all this cold and snow, doesn’t it?

I have to admit that my front porch looks ridiculous with my fall decor competing with the snow and cold weather. But I’m still not ready to decorate for Christmas. I usually wait until Thanksgiving weekend.


Apparently, some of my relatives have their Christmas trees up. Wow, good for them.

Times sure have changed from when I was a little girl. You did not decorate until right before Christmas.

A lot of families even waited until Christmas Eve to put up their trees.



One of my most vivid memories as a child is of my grandmother decorating for the holidays.

One year, she decided to enter a contest and had to have her outside decor up the first week of December. We lived in a small town and it became the talk of the town that her decor was up so early. I even had 2 snotty girls march up to me at school and started badgering me about my grandmother putting her decorations up so early. LOL! My, how times have changed.


I will admit that not much indoor decor will happen this year.

I’ve gotten myself into a fun mess. Stripping wallpaper and such. More on that later.

But, I do have my front porch. I can still decorate it for Christmas.

Maybe…after it warms up some and all the snow melts.


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7 thoughts on “Ho, Ho, Ho…Hey!

  1. What a great photo! You are so right about the times changing…I started writing a post on my other blog (which is still not finished) about that very thing…people rushing the seasons. Like you, we did not even think about decorating until a couple of weeks after Thanksgiving. I remember even having to beg and beg to do it that soon! I miss those days, don't you?

  2. Hi Cindy, love the pic of your grandmother decorating her tree. I remember the same thing. We put our tree up closer to Christmas but my best friends family always put theirs up on Christmas eve. She lived across the street and we could see when the lights went on.
    Yes, things have surely changed over time.
    Have fun with your project. It sounds major!!
    Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings

  3. We've been seeing Christmas decorations ever since Halloween! In fact, there are a couple of country homes that never took them down from last year. All they had to do was turn on the light switch. LOL Looks a little odd in July. Have a great weekend and don't work too hard. We're on the road. . .again. . .

  4. I am really excited to get my Christmas decorations out this year! We were on the road 2 years ago and last year we were in the process of moving. I would put them up tomorrow if I could but will wait until Sunday after Thanksgiving! lol…

  5. Temperatures soared here today and melted all the snow away. I took advantage of the balmy weather to decorate the front porch. It was so much nicer than freezing my hands off, even if it is a little early for Christmas lights. Did your grandma win the contest?

  6. The photo is such a treasure. Decorating has become quite ridiculous in some ways. I never get my tree early enough, however, and end up getting one that's been overlooked because I feel sorry for it. Lol Sounds like you've got a project!

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