Oh Christmas tree


Years ago I used to be one the first among the people I knew to set up the tree. I started on December 6th, right after Sinterklaas and I got lots of comments about that being so soon.
Right now, I'm the one who's late. It has become quite normal to have the tree up on the 6th or even sooner. But after moving to a house with a smaller living room and getting a bigger tree (no, not logical, but I love how it looks) I got into the habit of waiting until after my youngest daughters birthday.
In a few years (or even sooner) she will move out and celebrate her birthday at her own place, but I think I will keep'doing it this way. I like the way this works out.
It's good to have some space to breath and time to shift gears between holidays.