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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
Replies (21-30):
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

nope! we have the inside of the house all decorated before thanksgiving. the outside takes a little bit longer  - all depends on the weather.

by CeeCee on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Quoting cara124:

I've never really thought about it but yes I guess I am rigid ... nothing gets decorated or feels christmasy until the tree is done LOL ....

I agree

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM

nope festive around here already 

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:46 PM

No, I put the nutcrackers and Santas out first.

by Carissa on Dec. 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Yes, tree first. Everything else after.

by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Same here!

Quoting Mami2oneboy:

Lol funny. Yes I don't know why? I usually put up the tree first decorate it and everything else after.

by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Decorating and my tree go hand in hand. My tree is stored with the decorations. If the decorations were in a different spot and I could get to them earlier, Id probably decorate sooner then when my tree comes out. But its not the case. Once the tree comes out, the decorations come with it, and we decorate everything. 

by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 7:09 AM

 Actually yes.  The tree goes up first and everything else follows.

by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM

 Certainly not. I like to decorate the tree last.

by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Ha love it. Wish I could do this some years!

Quoting .Angelica.:

i don't even decorate. lol

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