When do you put up the Christmas tree?

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I have a confession to make, our tree went up the weekend before last. I know, I know, it was a little early but I couldn't wait. As a kid we had to wait until after Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary (2nd December, this year was their 40th!!) to put up the tree. The wait was always excruciating, especially since the Adelaide Christmas Pageant is at the beginning of November, signaling the start to the Christmas season.

When do you put up your Christmas tree? Do you have a tree?

Sarah over on


blog started off their Advent calendar with putting up the Christmas tree & I think this might be something we adopt in future years too. Another good idea came from Nick's mum. The first Christmas that he was old enough to really appreciate Christmas, she put up the tree after he had gone to bed Christmas Eve, so Christmas morning was a double surprise of great tree and presents! He loved it. I think this also cuts out a month of telling off a toddler for messing with the tree. Next year this will be the way we roll. 

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