My pal Kailani at An Island Life hosts this great meme, Aloha Friday, based upon a very popular term used in Hawaii when island residents take it easy and look forward to the upcoming weekend – kind of like T.G.I.F. The meme involves no long posts, no deep soul searching revelations . . . just a little fun.
Each Friday, Kailani posts a simple question or topic of conversation. Visitors leave a comment on Kailani’s site and then post a question or short discussion topic on their own site. Participants visit each other’s sites and respond with a comment! Even if you do not post a question or topic on your site, you can still play by simply leaving a comment!
Here’s my question for this edition:
When we walked out of my sister’s house last evening to head home, we noticed that a couple of her neighbors’ homes were brightly lit up by Christmas lights. Some folks had their Christmas trees visible from a window in the front of their house facing the street. Do you decorate your home for Christmas? If so, when do you put up your tree and/or other decorations?
My answer: We decorate but I refuse to do it before December 15th. This year, since my birthday is on Friday and we will be on vacation, we will probably put up the tree and other decorations that day. When I was growing up, we decorated a couple of weeks before Christmas and put everything away on New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve was always the last night that our Christmas tree was lit. I have always stuck with that tradition.