Christmas decorations everywhere and it’s not even December! Trees have been brought to Montreal markets three weeks ago. And people have started buying them! This consumerism-driven trend is ruining Christmas day, I find. What it does is turn on the shop-till-you-drop button, granted with less of the materialistic guilt to it – because everything is done in the Christmas spirit.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays! The smell of fir trees, the red and green combo, the twinkling lights all over the city, the carols, the giving (ok, and receiving) of prezunts, being with my loved ones and having a belly full with delicious food makes me very happy. But somehow I think I would appreciate the Christmas spirit even more if the decorating were done a few days before the 24th, as opposed to when the Thanksgiving turkey isn’t fully digested yet.
In my family we’ve always set up the tree on the 24th. D&I didn’t have one last year because we were gallivanting in NYC during the holidays but we’d like to get one this Christmas. In fact the thought of going to a plantation and choosing our own tree is very appealing, we’ll see how it goes. I’m toying with the idea of decorating it with origami cranes, but we’ll see how that goes as well.
How about you? Are you decorating a tree this year?