How can I balance Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating?

My family is going on a cruise for my birthday during the middle of December, something we have never done. I really want to get a jump on Christmas decorating now because we will have less than a week before Christmas when we get back and it is jam packed with activities. I don't want to disregard Thanksgiving though. Wondering if anyone has any tips for getting a head start, both indoors and out.

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  • Gk Gk on Nov 05, 2018

    Put your tree up right after Thanksgiving and decorate before you leave. Some people even put their tree up before Thanksgiving. You can also decorate outside right after Thanksgiving. Or perhaps--because going on a cruise in December is something different--downsize from what you usually do. It won't matter if you downsize--Christmas will come and go either way!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 05, 2018

    If you have a formal dining room, I would decorate it for Thanksgiving and then go with Christmas in the living area. Simple wreath on the door for Thanksgiving and then jump into full Christmas mode on November 23rd. Makes you a little envious of Canada's Thanksgiving in October?

    • Cindy Palmatier Cindy Palmatier on Nov 05, 2018

      yes, the last three months of the year are always hectic with the holidays, then January - March inch by until Spring.