As I mentioned yesterday, I firmly believe every one of you should have your tree up and decorated by now. Thanksgiving weekend is for nothing else than Christmas decorating (well and gorging, sleeping, eating, and napping). So I assume that you have already decorated your tree, but if you are delinquent in your decorating then I have a tip that will save you a lot of hassle when you take down your tree (which should be done New Year’s Day by the way… I don’t make the rules people, but these are written in stone).
Anyway, I learned this from my husband shortly after we got married. Also shortly after a heated discussion as to whether our tree would be real or artificial (I will not keep you in suspense, he won- real). I let him win one early in our marriage in order that I could win everything from there on out. Cause that is the kind of sacrificial Proverbs 31 wife that I am.
Anyway (again), when putting lights up on the tree instead of spiraling them around the entire tree in a circular fashion, instead loop them from side to side in kind of an S shaped pattern around the parts of the tree that are visible. Not only do you not waste yards of lights on parts that face the wall, but when you are done you just pull them straight off the front.
Oh no, I didn’t just marry him for his good looks. He is brilliant with a Christmas tree too. And really what more can you ask for in a man.
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