Over the years, we’ve seen people ask, ‘When do Christmas decorations come down?’ While some people want to enjoy their Christmas decorations as long as possible, others remove their setup immediately after Christmas.
Generally, the issue of when to bring down Christmas displays largely depends on individual preferences. But there are still some interesting tips to know that’ll help you decide when to bring down your holiday displays. Continue reading to find out these tips.
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Remove on a New Year’s Day
While it’s nice to end the year with a brightly lit tree, you can remove your Christmas decorations on New Year’s Day. January 1 marks the end of the holiday season and a fresh start.
So, it’s usually time to clean the house, clear clusters, and rest from the stress of Christmas. Remember that you can easily order home cleaning materials online from Amazon.
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Dismantle on January 6
Although there’s no particular date for Twelfth Night, many people will usually remove their artificial Christmas wreaths, trees or holiday decorations a week after New Year’s Day.
However, you can wait till January 6 as the final day to dismantle all your Christmas decorations. In history, January 6 is known as the Epiphany, a Three Kings Day. From the perspective of religious tradition, the Epiphany is the day that the Magi (the Three Wise Men or Kings) brought gifts to the infant Jesus.
Hence, it makes sense for most folks to mark January 6 as the last day of Christmas. Plus, as the song goes, “There are indeed 12 days of Christmas, with the last being January 6.”
Here are books on Amazon that cover the Epiphany in detail. You can get any of the books to learn about the visit of the three Wise Men to infant Jesus.
When the Tree Look Changes
When it comes to removing Christmas tree decorations, sometimes you don’t need anyone to tell you when to bring them, the fir will do so. For example, if your Christmas tree shows any of the following signs listed below, it may just be the right time to bring it down irrespective of the date:
- The tree smells musty instead of like pine or citrus.
- Its limbs are droopy or stiff.
- The tree needles are falling with the touch of hands or on their own accord.
Take down Your Christmas Decorations When You Feel Like
You can leave your Christmas decorations till the end of January. It’s your decorations, your home, and your rules. A report from Neighbor report shows that 33% of people wouldn’t mind if you kept your Christmas decorations up till February.
There’s nothing wrong with deciding to extend the festivities with your Christmas decorations. However, remember that when it stays longer, it can get damaged especially the Christmas tree. If that happens, you can’t use them next Christmas, meaning you’ll need to spend money to buy another.
Christmas decorations make homes look beautiful during the festive period. However, the question ‘When do Christmas decorations come down?’ has always come to mind. With the four tips covered here, you should be able to decide when to bring down your Christmas decorations.
Moreover, check Amazon for January home decoration ideas if you would love to redecorate your house after taking down the ones for the Christmas period.
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