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#1 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

Have had a really bad few months and am needing some cheer...

Can I put my tree up, or should I wait 2 more weeks? Snap poll!

#2 Chelli

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

If it brightens your day and gives you some joy, then absolutely go for it original.gif

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Not if you lived in our house.  The only sign of Christmas that gets put up before DS2's December birthday is the advent calendar.

But if you want to at your house, go ahead!


#4 71Cath

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

My birthday is the end of November so we always wait until after that in our house.

But here at work, some people are decorating already - they have covered 3 filing cabinets with paper (hope no-one needs those files!) and covered their desks with tinsel!

#5 FeralSis

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Sure you can original.gif

It was Melbourne Cup yesterday so silly season is officially in effect!

#6 Luvmy4

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Yes put it up

#7 Lagom

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

Your house.  Your rules!   biggrin.gif

#8 EssentialBludger

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

I put mine up on the weekend. biggrin.gif

My kids had been bickering so I let them put it up and told them to work together in decorating it. They stopped fighting and I got an hours peace. Tounge1.gif

Plus I love Christmas. biggrin.gif

Before I moved in here, DP left the tree up for 5 years, LOL.

#9 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

Put it up original.gif
I only have 2 reasons why i don't have a tree up yet.
1) i need to get a new one lol
2) it's DS's birthday in less than 2 weeks. It's going up after that.

I think Christmas should be Nov and Dec biggrin.gif

#10 LoudMuffin

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

We have biggrin.gif

#11 QueenIanthe

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

I don't until December. I am very tempted this year to do it early but I want a real tree and the place doesn't open until Dec 1st so I can't.

But you should and then post pics original.gif

#12 Feral_Pooks

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

I can totally understand the need for cheer. Do it! I used to have fairy lights up all year long just to make me smile.

#13 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

Our rule has always been that if you put the tree up before 1st December Santa won't come. This rule only existed to protect the tree from over zealous decorators who would have redecorated about 50 times by Christmas. I can't think of a better way for you to boost your spirits than by putting up your tree so I vote for doing just that.

#14 Chelli

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

I asked my DD the other day if she minded if we had the Christmas tree up before her birthday which is in December. She had no hesitation in saying that she didn't mind and that she loves the tree being up because it reminds her that her birthday is also coming up soon.


#15 wenbart

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

Our daughters birthday is the 16th Nov, the tree will be going up on the 17th! LOL! I usually wait till Dec, but we are away for Christmas this year (leaving on the 22nd) so I want to get plenty of time to enjoy the decorations!

Go for it! Never too early in my book!

#16 blackcat20

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

Not til december in my house, but your house = your rules biggrin.gif

#17 GamerMum

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

Sticking the the tradition I had growing up, mine will be put up on December 1st. This is my first every Christmas tree of my own (I've been out of home for 10 years!!) so I am overly excited, but with three cats who will no doubt enjoy it more than me, I'll wait a few more weeks.

The fairy lights are going up this week though. biggrin.gif

If it makes you feel better, put it up!!

#18 Quattuor Genitrix

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

Absolutely. A great idea to lift your spirits!

#19 katniss

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Do it!

A friend of mine has needed some cheer aswell so has started decorating her house.

#20 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 07/11/2012, 10:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kenzi, if I was you I'd put it up.

We don't put ours up until the 11th December as it's our eldest DS's birthday on the 10th December and we want to make sure that Christmas doesn't take away from his birthday.


ds' birthday is the 8th, dd's the 10th - day after that the tree goes up original.gif

#21 Madnesscraves

Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

I so badly want to put mine up! I'm seeing all this gorgeous stuff in Myer I want to decorated the tree with! but DD's birthday is 2nd Dec, I feel like I need to wait until after her birthday. arrrrrgggghhhhh. Torture.

#22 Frau Farbissina

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:03 AM


ETA - DS2's birthday is a week before Christmas- the tree goes up in early Dec - I didn't think it would detract from his birthday (only the 3rd one coming up). I thought it would add to the fun!

Edited by Frau Farbissina, 07 November 2012 - 10:05 AM.

#23 emlis22

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

I'm pretty sure that after Melbourne Cup you're in the clear. I really want to put mine up too! But we will get a real one so I have to wait sad.gif

#24 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

i so want to put min eup, but i need to wait until i get some sort of fence to put around it otherwise there is a high chance that Ethan will eat the tree/presents/tinsel/decorations/anything he can get his hands on!

#25 kpingitquiet

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

This is why Thanksgiving is so handy original.gif The weekend after Thanksgiving is our tree decorating time. It keeps me from having the thing up in September lol

Btw, my birthday is Nov 30 and I always loved having the tree up for my bday party! So don't lay all bets on your kids wanting to separate the two.

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