Warning: This is a Christmas post. I have been reading social media this week and there seems to be a lot of discussion about decorating for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving and what is appropiate. And then today, I got the sweetest possible email from a reader who was genuinely concerned about me not genuinely enjoying the holidays because I started early. Today I am here to say that, in my opinion, no one is right and no one is wrong. The fact is, as a blogger, there are lots of reasons, for our business, that we need to start early. But, really that is not what I am here to talk about. We are all influenced, bloggers and non-bloggers by the fact that the stores are filled early. But here is the thing, I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! For me, decorating early is my way to go. Even if I stopped blogging, I would still decorate early. We don't host Thanksgiving dinner and I love getting home and being all ready to settle in. With decorating done early, we can just ease into those last magical weeks of the Christmas season. As I write this, my girls are watching Christmas movies in the office with me while they are planning their shopping lists for our family. They are whispering to me what they are getting for everyone and they are coming up with the most thoughtful and creative gifts. This is exactly how I want it. They may giggle a little at me about early Christmas decorating, but we are making our memories and traditions. Whether you are waiting until after Thanksgiving or have already started, it can be overwhelming and stressful. I thought I would share a few tips on how to try and not be so overwhelmed this holiday.