Why You Should Decorate for the Holidays

superheroyou Why You Should Decorate for the Holidays

Halloween is just a few days away, and that’s just the start of holiday season! Soon we’ll be at Thanksgiving, then whatever religious December holiday you celebrate, then New Year’s. It’s supposed to be a happy time – but this is also a season when it’s easy to get incredibly depressed. The weather will start to get unbearably chilly, depending on where you live. Work will pile up right before the holidays. You’ll suddenly have a million things to do. And let’s not forget the feuds that brew when families get together!

There are several things you can do to combat this stress. One of my personal favorites? Decorating for the holiday season.

Stringing up Christmas lights or carving a pumpkin doesn’t seem like it would make a big difference. But in fact, making your space a little seasonal can do wonders for your mood.

First, putting up holiday decorations lets you recreate childhood family decorations – so when you look at the decorations, you’ll relive happy memories. And if you share the process with friends or family (which I highly recommend), you can create some new memories of your own.

Second, it’s fun getting excited about the holidays – but that’s tough to do when your home is totally bare of seasonal decorations. Adding some lights or wreaths to your house will help you stay in the holiday spirit. Plus, the inside of your home will match all the stores outside – so you’ll be less shocked when you arrive home and less likely to get depressed.

Don’t think these decorations are limited to your home! We’re big fans of adding some decorations to your office, too! Doing so will brighten your dreary weekdays and remind you there’s a whole world that’s waiting for you outside of work.

Of course, there is one caveat to decorating for the holidays – and it’s a big one. Don’t do it too early! Stores love taking out Rudolph figurines and blasting Christmas music constantly come November 1st. But if you decorate for the holidays too far in advance, you’ll be burned out and bored by the time the actual day arrives.

That’s why in my house, Halloween decorations come out a few days before October 31st. Thanksgiving decorations go up in early November – and we decorate the house for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. After all, who wants to listen to Jingle Bells for 3 months on end?

Whatever holidays you’re celebrating this winter, I urge you to decorate your house and office in their honor. After all, what’s the harm of getting into that holiday spirit?

Liked this? Check out 10 Ways to Add Halloween Cheer to Your Office!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

 

 

Halloween is just a few days away, and that’s just the start of holiday season! Soon we’ll be at Thanksgiving, then whatever religious December holiday you celebrate, then New Year’s. It’s supposed to be a happy time – but this is also a season when it’s easy to get incredibly depressed. The weather will start to get unbearably chilly, depending on where you live. Work will pile up right before the holidays. You’ll suddenly have a million things to do. And let’s not forget the feuds that brew when families get together!

There are several things you can do to combat this stress. One of my personal favorites? Decorating for the holiday season.

Stringing up Christmas lights or carving a pumpkin doesn’t seem like it would make a big difference. But in fact, making your space a little seasonal can do wonders for your mood.

First, putting up holiday decorations lets you recreate childhood family decorations – so when you look at the decorations, you’ll relive happy memories. And if you share the process with friends or family (which I highly recommend), you can create some new memories of your own.

Second, it’s fun getting excited about the holidays – but that’s tough to do when your home is totally bare of seasonal decorations. Adding some lights or wreaths to your house will help you stay in the holiday spirit. Plus, the inside of your home will match all the stores outside – so you’ll be less shocked when you arrive home and less likely to get depressed.

Don’t think these decorations are limited to your home! We’re big fans of adding some decorations to your office, too! Doing so will brighten your dreary weekdays and remind you there’s a whole world that’s waiting for you outside of work.

Of course, there is one caveat to decorating for the holidays – and it’s a big one. Don’t do it too early! Stores love taking out Rudolph figurines and blasting Christmas music constantly come November 1st. But if you decorate for the holidays too far in advance, you’ll be burned out and bored by the time the actual day arrives.

That’s why in my house, Halloween decorations come out a few days before October 31st. Thanksgiving decorations go up in early November – and we decorate the house for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. After all, who wants to listen to Jingle Bells for 3 months on end?

Whatever holidays you’re celebrating this winter, I urge you to decorate your house and office in their honor. After all, what’s the harm of getting into that holiday spirit?

Liked this? Check out 10 Ways to Add Halloween Cheer to Your Office!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

 

 

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