Too Early to Decorate for Christmas?
Susanne here, and yeah, yeah, I know--it's not even Thanksgiving. My turkey is frozen solid.
The other morning, however, I saw a report on the news. Apparently, decorating early for Christmas makes you happier than if you wait to do it.
This is according to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology (and it totally contradicts some people I know who don't decorate until December dates reach double digits). The study suggests when we decorate early, we think of our childhoods and then we feel nostalgic, warm and ... happy.
|I love little house ornaments! Squee! https://goo.gl/images/bTwNMW|
And so on. Old friends. Cherished memories.
|My Nativity scene, complete with embellishments from my children. Even Lego Yoda wants to see Jesus.|
|Public Domain. https://goo.gl/images/3hSyGj|
Maybe that makes me a little happier, too!
Susanne Dietze has a story in Victorian Christmas Brides, available now!