If you did not answer this poll last year, take a moment to let us know when you take your Christmas decorations down!
“When should I take my Christmas decorations down?” A surprising number of people ask Google this question. I got a surprising number of hits on a poll I posted on this topic last year. For the many curious people who search for suggestions about this, I am reposting my poll this year with a few additional reflections.
Really, there is no day when you “should” take the decorations down (or put them up). In a place of worship of an organized religion, there are usually rules about decorations according to liturgical seasons, but how you decorate your own house is your business. Nonetheless, it can be helpful to take cues for these things from the traditions of one’s Church, family, and society.
For secular society, Christmas ends pretty much at midnight on the 25th, and some stores have all the Christmas decorations down pretty quickly. Liturgically, Christmas lasts until the…
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