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Putting Your Holiday Decorations Up Early Could Make You Happier, According To Experts

This is the best news we've ever heard.

 
by LAUREN SMITH
NOV 19, 2017
 
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If you're one of the people who believes Christmas shouldn't show up until afterThanksgiving, here's a case for setting up your tree and lights as early as possible: It could make you happier. And since there's no such thing as being too happy, everyone should listen up.

"In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood, psychoanalyst Steve McKeown told Unilad. "Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!"

Source:   https://www.delish.com/food/a56814/christmas-decorations-make-you-happy/?src=socialflowFB&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBDEL&fbclid=IwAR1c2aHuDP1MyL-AOKxGh4bR0ZDGklqlsK7zfM2VT54Vjlo_2OxnEjNi7OM

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Felix Estridge

Could?  Definitely.

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Schwindy

OK so ..... Since I will be out of commission for a little bit, and though I'll be able to walk on my own by Thanksgiving, I probably shouldn't be carrying anything too heavy so should I start NOW?!?! Man do I have things to do!

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Santa Bruce Geron

I'm trying to keep each season and live in the moment, but thinking about basic decorating plans for Christmas does perk me up. It's good to see that we are celebrating Labour Day Weekend; I'm looking forward to the fall and resuming classes and rehearsals but also the all the fall traditions that lead up to Christmas. It make me feel better about life and myself.

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Black Hills Santa

Last night, before I went to bed, I remembered "Be still and know that I am God". Alone, I sat, for 45 minutes and pondered this verse. The result was a  moment to reflect on how blessed I have been my whole life and how each event has rolled into the other. I have really tried, this year, to do just that: take one moment at a time. While I am a Christmas fanatic, I am looking forward to the changing of summer into fall and the wondrous beauty and smells that come with it.

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SCSanta
7 hours ago, Schwindy said:

OK so ..... Since I will be out of commission for a little bit, and though I'll be able to walk on my own by Thanksgiving, I probably shouldn't be carrying anything too heavy so should I start NOW?!?! Man do I have things to do!

I'll get my axe and help you cut down your tree and drag it back! :yes:

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bllwnkl

This is assuming that the decorations were taken down and put away!

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Schwindy
9 minutes ago, SCSanta said:

I'll get my axe and help you cut down your tree and drag it back! :yes:

Patrick I HAVE THE TREE PICKED OUT! I'll be waiting and I'll leave the light on for you! :santa_wink:

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SCSanta
1 minute ago, Schwindy said:

Patrick I HAVE THE TREE PICKED OUT! I'll be waiting and I'll leave the light on for you! :santa_wink:

I'm not falling for that. I suppose if I forget my axe or saw...I'll just have to dig it out of the ground...

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Santa Johnny Boy

I usually go full tilt boogie and set up everything the day after Halloween.  There's not much time until my season starts, and it does make me ridiculously happy.

Of course, there are some Christmas decorations that are worth keeping up all year long...  :sc_biggrin:

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Schwindy
13 hours ago, SCSanta said:

I'm not falling for that. I suppose if I forget my axe or saw...I'll just have to dig it out of the ground...

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Well WAIT ....... YOU OFFERED AND YES I WOULD EVEN GIVE YOU THE SHOVEL! Come on now buddy, AFTER we, & I MEAN WE YOU & ME, I'll even show you my gratitude with LUNCH or maybe even ..... well OK OK OK BOTH LUNCH AND DINNER ON ME! Golden Coral is running a killer special! SO HURRY UP! :santa_grin: I just hope Kathy understands why we have our tree up already! LOL!    Also if we mount the tree as you show here in the car photo, I can use my Sawzall to reach the root base and make it flat so it fits into the base. uhhhhh looking at this photo I see your a trained professional, I CAN'T WAIT FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

THANKS PATRICK! I LOVE YOUR BROTHER LIKE, QUALITIES!

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TamaleClaus

On my way, need detail directions   @Schwindy

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Schwindy
1 minute ago, TamaleClaus said:

On my way, need detail directions   @Schwindy

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North East head till you hit PA, then it's a few more rights and lefts, I'll be able to walk you through it! LOL! But your gonna need a bigger vehicle! LOL!

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TamaleClaus
11 minutes ago, Schwindy said:

North East head till you hit PA, then it's a few more rights and lefts, I'll be able to walk you through it! LOL! But your gonna need a bigger vehicle! LOL!

I'll have you know these hamsters are some of the best fed and pampered in the USA.  Believe I can make it at least a week before Thanksgiving if I start tomorrow, with all the rest breaks required.

 

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Santa Bruce Geron

We will wait until after Remembrance Day is observed on November 11. Then if you don't have your light's on your house for Nov 12, the RMCP come after you. LOL!

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MagicalMrsClaus

My 7 Christmas trees are eagerly awaiting their season. 

I am slowly chipping away at hubby to let me have a Christmas Room that stays decorated year round.

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Tommy

I'll turn the lights in my office tree on just after Halloween!!!

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