I know, I know. It’s too early to start talking about decorating for Christmas. But I can’t help thinking about it since I had to wade through three aisles of Christmas decorations in order to buy my Halloween candy. Seems like the Christmas decorations come out earlier and earlier every year. As for myself, I have a strict “No Christmas before Thanksgiving” policy. Let’s have one holiday before we have the next, okay? Obviously, this only works within my own house, as it’s foisted on me everywhere else I go. But I love Christmas, and if you start on the holiday thing too early, you just get burnt out before the holiday arrives.
That being said, I’ve been thinking about decorations. I just dug out the Halloween decorations earlier this week, and I had to move my Christmas tree (well, my Dad’s Christmas tree that I borrowed and didn’t give back) in order to reach them. I don’t think I’ll be setting it up this year. It was too much of a pain to keep the cats from breaking it last year. I still want to decorate this year, so I’ll probably be stuck with just the stockings on the wall (they try to get those down too), and lights in the window.
I had lights in the window last year, but I didn’t have them on too much. I was worried about them getting too hot, and also about having to pay the electric bill! That’s why I’ve been thinking about the new LED holiday lights. Well, I don’t know if they’re new, but I just heard about them this year. They are cooler than normal lights, so I wouldn’t have to worry about the heat of them, and they also use less energy. They do cost a little more than traditional lights, but it sounds like they’d pay for themselves in due time. I’m not sure if I’ll have money to buy new decorations this year, so it might have to wait until next year. I very much like the idea of them though! I’ve still got a month to figure it out, so we’ll have to see. I’m torn on whether I’d want the traditional multi-colored lights, or if I’d want to switch to a solid color. Decisions, decisions.