Do you believe that Christmas decor shouldn’t show up till after Thanksgiving? If so, take this case for setting those lights and tree as early as you can. Actually, Christmas decorations make you happy.
Of course, you can’t be too happy, so you should probably be listening to this advice.
Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown even tells Unilad:
“In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood. Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!”
Aside from making you joyful, putting decor early has other perks. It might aid you in making friends! Somehow, this is what the Journal of Environmental Psychology is trying to say. According to research, decorations tell your neighbors that you’re accessible. Also, people will perceive you as more friendly and cohesive.
So, in case you’re new to a neighborhood, you might want to break the ice with red bows and garlands.
Christmas decorations make you happy. So, why don’t you put them up early?
Psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, also revealed something to Unilad. The nostalgia that the holidays trigger actually give positivity into our lives.
“Nostalgia helps link people to their personal past, and it helps people understand their identity. For many, putting up Christmas decorations early is a way for them to reconnect with their childhoods.”
Morin explains even further that if you’ve lost a loved one, the holidays can remind you of your happy times together. She says:
“Decorating early may help them feel more connected with that individual.”
So, it’s probably time not to be ashamed of putting up a Christmas tree right after Halloween. Try to put the above theory to the test. We surely will do!