It feels like Christmas Vacation around our house! As fall is winding down, we're gearing up for Christmas by getting a head start on our exterior illumination. My husband likes to have most of the lights up before Thanksgiving while the weather is cooperative. So out came the lights and the ladder so he could get them strung on our roof, eaves, and our giant pine tree.
We don't light them until December 1st, but it's nice having the bulk of our outdoor decorating completed with all of the lights strung so that all we have to focus on are the garlands, wreaths and swags.
Hey, when you do as much holiday decorating as we do, you have to start as early as possible! Nothing is worse than being outside on a frigid day struggling with light strands until you can't feel your fingers any longer! (of course that can be fun, too, because then you have an excellent excuse to come in and get warmed up with a cup of hot chocolate!)
When do you start to decorate?