This question has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds (and the topic of some epic social media debates) since Halloween. Do you decorate before blowing out the jack-o-lantern Halloween night or you wait until after Thanksgiving? It seems the only thing anyone can agree on is that you can’t wait until after Christmas to decorate. So, who is right? Is there a right time to put up a Christmas tree? Find out what a Utah interior designer has to say!
This age-old debate is one that comes around every year and is fueled by social media. According to psychoanalyst Steve McKeown, for many people, today is the right time to decorate for Christmas. Yes, I said “today,” and we still have a week to go until Thanksgiving! Experts agree that Christmas decorations are a gateway to feelings of cheer and good memories from one’s childhood. Steve goes on to say that people who decorate early are actually happier! Since the holidays are often stressful, any opportunity to feel more cheerful is a win in our book!
Although decorating for Christmas is a chance to boost your mood, there are other notable benefits to decorating before the family arrives on Thanksgiving Day. Based on this article by The Journal of Environmental Psychology, people that decorate the outside of their house early tend to be friendlier. Theoretically, if you’re looking to make new friends in your neighborhood, decorating the outside of your home is a great conversation starter! That is unless your community is made up of Scrooge’s that are opposed to any festivities! Other benefits include:
While these experts make excellent points, they are only applicable if you have good memories and good feelings tied to the Christmas season. So, what is the moral of the story? Basically, if you want to decorate your yard, house, or your tree today – do it! Your decorations are meant for you, and if they make you happy, isn’t that what the whole season is about anyway?
If you need help decorating your home for the upcoming holidays, a Salt Lake City interior designer can help! At Our Nest Designs, we understand that you’ve got enough on your plate this year without having to worry about making the house presentable. Call us today at 801-913-8962 to find out how we can help!
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