When is the right time to put up the Christmas tree and all that goes with it?
It seems to be happening earlier every year but I have an aversion to putting up the deco’s before December.
In Adelaide the Christmas Pageant is seen as the start of the festive season but it seems only weeks ago that I finally got all the deco’s put away from last season. Now it’s time to climb into the garage attic and get them down again. Hell, they haven’t even had time to get covered in dust!
I must admit I don’t go to elaborate lengths to design an outdoor Christmas visual wonderland but I do enjoy getting into the festive spirit with a few coloured, twinkling lights.
I can but look in awe at the Christmas light show spectacles in thousands of front yards around the suburbs. The time, effort and money put into the displays is a credit to all involved. And then there’s the power bill!
We’ve come a long way from the cursory string of party lights to today’s full-blown techno light shows set to music. Out with the incandescent globes and in with the Led’s.
So it’s time to spring into action and get those deco’s up and flashing.
In the back of my mind is the knowledge that only weeks later they’ll have to come down again.
Can Easter be far away?