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This morning we have taken our Christmas decorations down.

The house seems bare and now I need to clean everywhere. When the cards are being displayed I don’t dust, lazy I know but at least it doesn’t show.

My husband is up in the loft bedding the decorations down for another year.

Pjran
25 days ago
What do you think of this?
Janhrrs
Janhrrs25 days ago

I am normally the last to take my decorations down but we took them down yesterday and the relief was wonderful. We have 2 kittens who are large breed and have been a nightmare with them and been very annoyed about being shut out of a room at night for their own safety. Peace reigns again 😂

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

Did the kittens try to climb the tree?

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs25 days ago

Pjran climbing the tree was the least of it, my granddaughter thought it was hilarious waking up in the mornings to find where they had hidden all the baubles they took off the tree. First day it went up,a set of lights blew but at that point we hadn't picked up on their obsession. A few days later another set went, my husband looked up to see one of them proudly strutting out from under the tree carefully carrying the hot lightbulb he had removed!

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

Janhrrs now is a good time to buy those new tree lights with all the sales on.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig25 days ago

I never put any up so don't need to worry about taking them down. The Christmas cards got taken down yesterday.

My mum normally takes hers down on the 2nd. She didn't put that many up this year so didn't take her long.

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

My husband would be quite happy not to have any decorations up. I usually make large foliage arrangements to go on the fireplace so I’m beginning to be more organic. No tinsel anywhere this year.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig25 days ago

Pjran my mum wouldn't have bothered if we hadn't been visiting. All her decorations are from when I was young so they are at least 25 years old.

Homemade decorations are the best.

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TiaTia
TiaTia25 days ago

Yes I took my decorations down yesterday, all packed up and deposited back into the loft. Just leaving a couple of ornaments out as i'm superstitious. 🤣 Great to have a proper hoover and dust around, totally blitzed the house and wow doesn't the room look so much bigger? Always lovely to put the decs up but once Christmas days over and all the presents have disappeared from around the tree it's not the same. Never mind not too long and they'll be back up again. ha ha. 😂

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

You’re welcome to do my hoovering and dusting anytime 😁

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TiaTia
TiaTia25 days ago

Pjran Just give me a shout, happy to help 🤣

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raydodds
raydodds25 days ago

Yeah, we took them down yesterday, I think your house looks bare when they're down.

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JaneWest
JaneWest25 days ago

Taking mine down on Sunday only another 10 months before the go back up 😁

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

Wow, I’m obviously not as keen to put them up again as you!

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Mango4
Mango425 days ago

All down yesterday, get a bit tired of seeing them after Christmas is over.

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

The only thing I miss is the front door wreath, love that with all the red berries and greenery.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold25 days ago

Took ours down this evening & did a general dust & hoover. I will give the place a good blitz throughout tomorrow. After NY it's all over.

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

I didn’t decorate as much as I did previous years.

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RuthSwain
RuthSwain25 days ago

Ours were supposed to come down today, but after work today (first day back) I could't be jiggered

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees25 days ago

Yep. They came down today. Still need to put them all away though, but that can wait a little!

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

No hurry.

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ellenmcmurchie
ellenmcmurchie25 days ago

I dont want to take mine down....they just look so lovely...but tradition is the 12th night after christmas...not that im a follower but my house needs a good clean....just not today lol.

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

Glad you’re pleased with your decoration. I wasn’t impressed with my door wreath this year so I must do better next Christma.

I intend getting the vacuum out tomorrow.

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jadehuthwaite
jadehuthwaite25 days ago

Took mine down on boxing day, my partner is a scrooge and made me take them down 😂

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

Don’t listen to him😇

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Billie
Billie25 days ago

We didn't put a tree up this year because I've not been well so all we've done is have our fiber optic musical snowman and cards up which I still haven't taken down yet. Maybe next Christmas we'll have the tree up

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Pjran
Pjran
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25 days ago

Hope you’re feeling better. Take care.

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Billie
Billie24 days ago

Pjran thank you. I'm getting used to it slowly but it was a massive shock when I got told about my diagnoses

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston32725 days ago

yes took them down boxing day

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delduca21
delduca2125 days ago

Yes all back in loft for another year

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin24 days ago

Yes got taken down day after boxing day.

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EmmaDare
EmmaDare24 days ago

I took mine down on New Years Eve as we had a party and I needed the space plus didn't want any broken 😂

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn24 days ago

I didn't even put any up this year. I don't always put decorations up; it depends on how busy I am. I have a couple of Christmas cards up still which I'll bin in a few days.

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RuthSwain
RuthSwain24 days ago

They're down today, we're all hoovered and dusted and my sitting room looks so much bigger, emptier and boring

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Johnny
Johnny24 days ago

Tradition, since the Victorian era, is to remove Christmas decorations on Twelfth Night (January 5th).

It's unlucky to take them down before then.

Here's why:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/when-christmas-decorations-come-down-11768292

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir24 days ago

came Home from work Friday to the job already done! My other half must have been bored because he even cleaned out a few kitchen cupboard.

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Pjran
Pjran
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24 days ago

My husband sometimes checks the dates on tins and dried pulses.

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lornaae
lornaae24 days ago

All down this weekend, will be glad to have them away now I think! I do miss the lights though I like having different coloured lights up

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Pjran
Pjran
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24 days ago

I do keep a small string of fairy lights on the mantel and group some candles.

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shadowcat
shadowcat24 days ago

nope, no decor to begin with so nothing to take down!

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