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Do You Decorate for the Holidays the Same Time as Everyone Else?

A person places an ornament on a Christmas tree.
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One of the most controversial questions of the holiday season isn’t whether gold or silver is a better accent color. No. It’s asking someone when they decorate.

According to a survey from Thumbtack, most people are putting up holiday decor after Thanksgiving. In the survey of 1,000 people, 43% of people put up their decorations between Thanksgiving Day and the Sunday after the celebration. That’s a whopping percentage.

Now, in my humble opinion, those post-Thanksgiving decorators are wrong. I’m firmly on team the first weekend of November. Sure, I’ll admit that’s early, but I’m also not alone in hoping the holidays get here sooner. The survey also showed that 41% of people are ready for Christmas now (even if they don’t begin decorating early).

Winter Wonder Lane Large 3-Piece LED Lighted Holiday Deer Family

Get festive with these cute deer decorations.

So what about removing decorations? Thumbtack also asked when most people take down their holiday trimmings, and found that right after Christmas is actually not a popular time. In fact, people wait. Over half (at 59%) wait until after the new year to pack everything back up.

How does your decorating timeline line up with everyone else’s? Are you an early bird like me or do you like to thoroughly enjoy Thanksgiving first?

Whether you’re doing it this weekend or the end of the month, if you need more decor, you should definitely check out Target’s offerings.

[Via The Spruce]

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