So, what is the rule in your neck of the woods? Egads, my neighbors in the end of cul-de-sac already have lighted reindeer in their yard. It's not even Thanksgiving people. Why do we rush the season so much? I know it's exciting that Christmas is almost here again, especially if you have young children, but shouldn't there be a rule like no white after Labor Day and such? Then again, there are those people who will just leave those ice lights up on their porch all year long as if no one notices?
Here in this household, our unspoken rule is the weekend after Thanksgiving to get the tree and decorations up. Yes, I know... that's a wee bit early too, but then again we want to enjoy it for a good bit, don't we? Aren't I just the snob??? The tradition in my church says that Advent is a time of quiet waiting... patiently, ahem... for the King's arrival, and so many die-hard cradled Episcopalians don't even decorate until Christmas Day and then leave it up for the 12 days, and poof, they are done. OK, so I am not a cradled Piskie and some childhood traditions must be kept. Oh, and the other one? It all has to come down the Saturday after Christmas in preparation for the New Year. (You know, because it's bad luck and all?) And so who am I to judge my neighbor's early reindeer? I am apparently just as nuts.