the "Christmas fairy" (one year she was over 25 stone and still climbing ladders to pin stuff up!!) usually puts all our decs up somewhere around the 20th... she has been known to leave them until Dec 23rd before now!
She's dead keen on taking 'em down on Jan 2nd and all... lol
I LOVE Christmas.. love the contagiousness of it all.. love the candlelit communion service at midnight on Christmas Eve... the carols (although I did hear someone humming one today!!)... love the joy of it all... feel for those who find it a sad or emotional time (been there done that got the red and white felt hat with flashing baubles on it!).
We never have a real tree as I was once told the needles are poisonous to animals... not only that the dog would wee up it and the cat would scratch it..
Last Christmas was ok.. this Christmas is going to be much
better and I just let the girls go mad.. I have all the decs they did when they were little.. they look crappy but so lovely too... it's just a fight to stop the cat climbing up and getting caught in the lights again, and no choccie decs as the dog demolishes everything if he gets a whiff of food!!
Not so keen on the poster but would be great if you lived on a boat or in a tent I s'pose.
Last year me and my mate made handmade Christmas cards one wet and miserable November afternoon - they looked pants but were good fun! Lots of glue, glitter, felt, cotton wool... all sorts of tat! hee hee