Is It Too Soon For Christmas Lights in the Quad Cities?
Did you see neighbors putting up Christmas lights? There were plenty of Quad Citians in shorts and tee climbing up on ladders to hang the holiday decorations this weekend.
I get it. It's waaaaaay better to put up decorations when it's 70 degrees and sunny than 25 degrees and snowy. That's just smart. So a few of my neighbors put up the lights but haven't fired them up yet.
There's one neighbor who went all out. There are lights on the house, lights in the tree, ornaments in the tree and several inflatables in the yard and they have been fired up since Sunday.
Is it too soon?
In my family we start decorating on Black Friday or sometime after the big Thanksgiving feast. Christmas music is ok to play then too. But it's 2020. Nothing is normal, everything is upside down and it's been a rough year to say the least.
This Insta post says it all for me.
"Seeing the kids faces light up makes it all worth while."
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Sunday we put the Christmas tree up, yes we jumped on the bandwagon! Seeing the kids faces light up makes it all worth while. It may not be the '1st December but to hell with tradions this year. Putting a smile on my kids faces is my main focus and if that means putting up the Christmas tree in November then so be it! Its my youngest first proper Christmas where he is starting to understand a little and gets excited everytime he sees the lights 'woooooow' is what I hear every single morning when he gets up and everytime he wakes from his nap. The older 3 love it and have been writing Christmas lists this week How old are your little ones & is your tree up?
So far I've seen two of my friends post pics of their Christmas trees already up and decorated. In one pic, my friends little boys are lying under the tree admiring the lights.
That looks pretty good to me.