December 30, 2001    
begin

write

look

learn

find

When do you take down your holiday decorations?

The date varies from year to year. Sometimes I find the world a very depressing place so I'll leave the decorations up to cheer me up a little. This year I took most of the down right after Christmas.

Reba, 50+
Silver Spring
, MD USA

We didn't have any up this year, but I guess they usually come down pretty early in January. My birthday is on January 18th, and I don't remember ever having had holiday decorations still up for my birthday.

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC  USA

Probably in another week or so. One year my daughter and I were alone and  decided to leave everything (indoors) up for about a month! It was great and really helped move the winter months along and keep them cheery!

Fisch, 46
Preston
, CT USA

The week after New Years Day I take my tree and decorations. I used to wait till Jan.7 the old Christmas but lately have started take down sooner to get back to a normal schedule.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH   USA

The lights always stay decorated but are off around this time.

Patty

I usually take them down after new years day but this year my schedule has changed. I am due to move into a new apt in Jan so my decorations came down the day after Christmas.

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

I'll pack my solstice candle away tomorrow (New Year's Day).

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
,
PA   USA

Usually sometime between Christmas and the week after New Year's

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

After New Year's.

Angela, 18
Bella Vista
, AR  USA

When I get unlazy enough to mess with it, I guess. This is the first time I've ever put any up.

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

It is New Year's Day and as I write this, the holiday dishes and glasses are already packed and in the attic. The tree is down and my husband is vacuuming the floor as I type this. I have a huge bay window that I decorate. The garland swags and decorations I leave up for another week or so, then I decorate for Valentines Day and my kids Feb birthday. I'll leave the nativity up til Kings Day, Jan 6th and I'll take down that and some more of the decorations. The wreaths on the doors stay up for another 2-3 weeks.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

Oops, I forgot to do that. . .

Karen, 22
Marshalltown/Ames
, IA  USA

usually after the first of the year

Nikki2, 28
NV  USA

Usually the week after New Year's.

Shayna, 28
Somerville
, MA  USA

whenever i get the time usually in mid Jan

Nicole2, 20
FL  USA

They're left up year round, we just unplug them.

Alias Irrelevante

I'm very traditional. My decorations remain up until Twelfth Night, or January 6th.

Jane, 62
West Linn
, OR   USA

Some time in January...whenever I have time. The years I am really busy it takes longer. I think it gets worse every year!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

Well, usually I don't take them down until after New Year's Day. But the day after Christmas, I got bored and took the stuff off the tree and put away the decorations. But the tree is still up, so I've got a naked tree in my living room. My cat likes it, but I really need to take that down. Or maybe I'll leave it up and make a Valentine's day tree out of it. That's what my sister does. I doubt it, I'll probably take it down one day when I get bored again.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Whenever my mom feels like it. Usually the indoor decorations go down New Year's Day and the outside decorations go down mid-January or later. One year they were still up on Valentine's Day.

Johanna, 18
OK  USA

I put the advent wreath away a few days after Christmas. I take the wreath off the door when it loses most of its needles. This is the first year that we put up a strand of lights. I'll probably take them down when the weather gets warm.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

I never put any up.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

what holiday decorations?

mothmc, 37
Los Angeles
, CA  USA

I keep them up as long as possible - I usually take them down in February.

Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs
, CO  USA

Yesterday / Tomorrow