Wednesday, November 5, 2008

WHO SAYS IT'S TO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS??

In my office I have this framed cork board. Since I collect vintage postcards I thought it would be fun to change them out for the holidays.

I had some time today so I went through my Christmas postcards and pulled out some of the Santa Claus ones to display.


I'm a big Santa fan! Everything about Santa is good. He is kind, happy, friendly and loves to give presents!

This one is at the top of the board. A nice clear message that just says A MERRY CHRISTMAS.


I know some people think it's way to early to start putting out decorations for Christmas. But, I don't think so. Now as I sit on the computer I can look at these happy pictures and smile.

Yes, I know I totally skipped over Thanksgiving. I guess I could have put up some of my Thanksgiving postcards. It's just that I love Christmas time and have been in the Christmas spirit for awhile now. Besides, it's my board and I can decorate it how I want. LOL

I really like the postcards that have writting on the back. I like to read who sent them, where they lived and what they said.

This is my favorite Santa postcard!


So what do you think? Am I way to early with putting these out? Should I let them stay put or go with the Thanksgiving ones?

When do you start to decorate for Christmas?

Hugs,
Joanne

22 comments:

Connie said...

I don't decorate for Christmas any more. We just put up a tree and have it in our hearts, honey. It's so much easier that way for us. But I love those little bulletin boards you've done. Really cute......
Smooches,
Connie
Oooooooh, I LOVE Christmas though!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Good for you. How clever and heartwarmimg!

Judy said...

I don't do a lot of decorating anymore!! I always wait for Thanksgiving go take down my fall decorations and put up Xmas.

Cottage Way of Life said...

I don't think it's too early for Christmas at all. The day after Halloween I started putting away those decorations to make way for Christmas. If I hadn't gotten distracted with other things during the week, I'd have a tree up and in the process of being decorated now. But then for me, Christmas is such a joyful time of year that I like to draw the holiday out as looooong as possible because it seems to fly by so fast.

And to answer the question you left at my blog ... no, it most decidedly does not make you a bad person. I think you would only be bad if you had not cast a vote. ;^)

All the best-
Sue

TattingChic said...

What a cool bulletine board with the white frame. Love the vintage Christmas postcards! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and I love it! :)

Flower said...

This is a bit early for me..but I think it's fine for you to start decorating!! The cards are really cute and you'll enjoy them for two months this way! I do think it's too early for Christmas music...like they are doing at the mall already!

Elizabeth said...

I love these vintage images, as well as your corkboard! I wanted to do something nice for my holiday inspiration board in the craft room, but I gave up and taped some things to the wall!
You should link into the Holiday Show & Share!
http://theamericanhomemaker.blogspot.com/2008/11/holiday-show-share-gingerbread-house.html

Angie said...

Vintage postcards are the best and I LOVE yours! I always look for Christmas ones but can never seem to find any..I see you have them all..lol! I think you should put up whatever you want when you want..it's your house! Do what makes you happy! I am struggling to not break out the Christmas stuff myself. The minute everybody finishes their turkey dinner though..they are all helping me bring in the Christmas decorations! :-)

Pat said...

Hi Joanne!
I love Santa Claus too! Your vintage post cards are great.

I gave away your beautifuk "Lovely Lady" award tonight! Thanks again for thinking about me!


HUgs, Pat

Jean Tuthill said...

It's only 50 days away! And you are right, it is your board and you can do it when you want! We are listening to Christmas music now and it is so beautiful. Do what you want, life is too short, go for it!

Joyce said...

It's not too early at all!!! I wanted to put my Christmas dishes in my china cabinet this past weekend but didn't get to it. That's the goal for this coming weekend. The rest of my Christmas things I will put up Thanksgiving weekend. I have a gazillion Christmas decorations so I have to spread it out or it would totally wear me out!! Your bulletin board looks great and I LOVE those vintage postcards. I collect Santa's also!!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I usually wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving...but I love your vintage cards!

I am having a mosaic Christmas giveaway right now! Come enter...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Joanne,
I would like to start to decorate now...however the day after Thanksgiving is when I start. You have some great Santa postcards and thanks for sharing them. Like you said, "it's your bulletin board and you can do what you want". You go Girl:)
Warmly,
Deb

An Enchanted Cottage said...

You have the neatest collections, Joanne! Your "Department Store Santa" photos and now these vintage cards... We usually wait until haver my daughter's b-day (November 30th) to start decorating for the holidays. I've achieved minimalism with my Halloween decor, but it will never happen with Christmas! ha ha... Donna

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Well that was supposed to be "after", not "haver"!! ...Donna

April said...

Well...first of all...

NO it's not too early! I LOVE Christmas. I even skipped Halloween and Thanksgiving decor to save up for new Christmas stuff. So woot!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Joanne, I've tagged you for a game of Photo Tag, if you have time!! If not, don't worry :)...Donna

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
For me it is a bit early to start decorating, but your bulletin board with vintage Santa cards looks great and it is a nice way to get started.

Ciao,

Helena

Alice said...

Do exactly as you like! If you're ready for Christmas, go for it! I collect vintage postcards too and the Christmas ones are always so sweet.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Looks great and what a wonderful way to display your collection.
I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet. I leave my Fall decor up until Thanksgiving day and then it comes down that night and all the Christmas decor goes up the day after Christmas. We wait until the 2nd week of December to put up our tree though.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love the vintage post cards...and decorating for Christmas is a personal thing...decorate when and where and how YOU want!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Glenda said...

Sadly I don't decorated until about 2 weeks before.

I love the look of Christmas, but don't always like to put things out. I might try harder this year.

Ciao