Some people take down their Christmas decorations and get their homes back to normal as early as December 26th, and then...there's the rest of us. If your tree is still up and decorated and you’re starting to feel a little guilty about it, don’t. According to tradition, there’s no rush.
The guideline is to put the tree up at the beginning of advent, which is the fourth Sunday before Christmas. And you don’t take it down until the Epiphany, which is 12 days after Christmas. This year, Epiphany is Monday (January 6th), so you can still keep that tree up for a few more days and feel good about it because you’re not procrastinating, you’re following tradition.
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