One of the things I had to get used to when Andrew and I got married, was putting up the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving! In my family, we didn’t put up the tree until at least the weekend after Thanksgiving. Andrew in his family put it up immediately after Thanksgiving. I don’t mind.
However, I am very organized and it is a process. We have to go down to the garage, get the tree, get the Christmas bins, and go through each bin first, see what we want to put out, then set up the tree, etc. There is a method for keeping this neat and tidy. I know in the future this may change when we have children and they will tear through everything, which is okay.
After we set up the tree, we put everything in the basement until after Christmas is over, and then we will put everything back in the bins, and then back to the garage. We also made cookies and drank a little while we set up the tree. Andrew likes to put on Christmas music to help set the mood. I will be honest Christmas is nice, but it is not my favorite holiday. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I try to be supportive of him because he loves Christmas and decorating. However, our tree does look mighty pretty.