Time Take Christmas Decor Down
It’s New Year’s day. A day of football, recovery from partying and TIME TO TAKE CHRISTMAS DECOR DOWN!
Christmas is a lovely holiday. Filled with tremendous Christian meaning it is a magical time of beautiful things and feelings.
The commerce of Christmas is staggering. In 2011 the total holiday spending during the months of November and December was $563 billion! 2012 spending, once all totaled, is expected to increase a modest 4.1% – but it’s still a big deal.
Decorating for Christmas is a big deal in many American homes. This year the average American will spend $47 to deck the halls. Last year that worked out to about $6 billion on inflatable Santa’s and other decorations.
Everything’s relative, though. Americans collectively spent nearly $7 billion on Halloween, though that includes candy and costumes, rather than just decorations. The Halloween spirit—as measured by consumer spending—has actually been rising much faster than that of the winter holidays. Total spending on Halloween has more than doubled since 2005.
Putting the numbers aside let’s get serious about holiday decorating. Once we’ve gotten past Christmas day and most definitely to New Year’s day – its high time to take the lights and the inflatable Santa down. Take your cue from the retailers who’ve replaced their Christmas decor departments with Valentine’s Day stuff. If any one knows the value of pacing one’s holidays – it’s retailers, right? Right!
So at the risk of pushing the “Grinchy-ness” window I’ll come right out and say it. Take the Christmas decor down now! Especially if you have one of those embarrassing Rudolf noses on the grill of your vehicle. You’ll thank me in February.