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Dear Santa,

What's up big guy? How the ornaments hangin'? Sorry, couldn't help myself. But speaking of ornaments, that's why I'm writing.

Oh Santa, I've been lazy this year. As of the writing of this letter, I have not put up any decorations for Christmas yet. Well not nothing, which is a double negative and means I have done one small tiny thing. A friend gave us a holiday card and I put it on the mantel. I think that counts as decorating don't you?

Here's the thing Santa, we don't all have as many helpers as you and sometimes our helpers, when they are 4 and 2 years-old, aren't really that much help even when we pretend they are. I'm not complaining, I guess I'm just explaining myself.

If you really want to know, the real reason I haven't decorated yet is we haven't gotten a tree. You see, I'm rigid. No Santa, not frigid. Rigid! Please Santa, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm talking about decorating for Christmas. I never, but never put up any decorations until I get a Christmas tree and so far we've been so busy we haven't gone to get a tree. Getting the tree is a whole family affair and our schedules just haven't allowed for it.

It's silly though, right? To wait for the tree. I could start putting out our other decorations. I know, but I'm not going to because like I said, I'm rigid. No tree, no glee.

What about you Santa, do you wait for the tree or trees to start decorating? Or do you just keep the decorations up all year because you're Santa? Do the elves dust the decorations during the slow season when they aren't busy frantically making toys closer to the holiday?

Hopefully, by the time you read this letter we will have gone to get our tree. I just don't want you to worry that you may show up on the big day to deliver gifts to my little ones and find no d├ęcor suited to the occasion. Oh no, I'll get on it. I promise.

Keep it jolly,

Claudya a.k.a. "Unknown Mami"

P.S. I have a blog Santa, you should totally check it out. Perhaps you would be interested in doing a guest post.

Okay lovely people of the internet, are you rigid? Do you wait until you have a tree to start decorating for Christmas?

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM

we do it the other way around. Tree on Black Friday and then the rest that weekend

Quoting 4kidz916:

I always decorate the day after Thanksgiving.  I usually put the outside decorations up first and then work on the tree the next day.

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Other than the tree, I don't do a lot of decorating. We put up a few things. 

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

We have a fake tree we use each year so we don't have to wait for a real one. 

by Silver Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

i don't even decorate. lol

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

lol cute!

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Yes we wait until the tree goes up to decorate

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Nope we actually started decorating before our tree went up. =)

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

 We've done our decorating.  The only thing I want to do is replace my potholders (Christmas themed) and can't find any anywhere... sigh.

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Nope, everything starts to go up the day after Thanksgiving! 

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

LOL Cute! We have a fake tree with nothing on it, but most of the other decorating is done. I'm just not feeling it this year. Maybe Santa will just bring presents for the kiddos this year, we will see.

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