….do you keep your Christmas tree up?
I’m random. I can remember some years when the kids were little and Christmas wore me out so much that I dragged the tree out the door as soon as they went to bed Christmas night. Other years, I leave it up at least a few days after Christmas or even to New Year’s. I put my tree up randomly, too–sometimes soon after Thanksgiving, other years, not till a week before Christmas. (I shoot for no later than mid-December, which doesn’t happen every year but did this year.) When I put my tree up, and when I take it down, is probably connected to how busy I am, my level of organization in any given year, and the stress level of the holidays that year. This year, I plan to leave my tree up till New Year’s. I love my tree this year. It’s a particularly well-shaped tree, and I enjoyed having my children help me with the garlands and twig stars. I’m reluctant to take it down.