Yes, your home looks magical, sparkly, and joyful. The Christmas tree you decorated stands tall with your family traditions and adorned with ornaments that evoke memories. I even know you hung the stockings with care! Now, I know that Santa hasn’t stopped by your home yet, and the presents you beautifully wrapped are still under the tree. Some of you may have not even finished your Christmas shopping. However, the Christmas décor will eventually need to come down.

Now I know Christmas Day is not upon us… yet. But, when do the Christmas decorations need to be taken down? It depends on whom you ask, and it seems everyone has a preference. Some people are ready to get things taken down and back to normal a day or two after Christmas. Some have specific traditions and specific reasons related to the great dismantling and removal of Christmas decor in swift fashion (birthdays, getting their home ready to sell)…But, if you still want the twinkle of Christmas lights and red and green accents for a little longer, when should you take down Christmas décor?

Some people continue out the rest of the year with the décor. Other people wait until The Epiphany; which is January 6th, 2020. 

There are some people who keep a small evergreen tree up all year long. There are even some people who keep their decorations up for years.

There are many answers and reasons when you should take your holiday decorations down, but the answer is… whenever you want to take them down!

However, if you are considering selling your home, in order to make your home Camera Ready, I highly recommend you take down the holiday decorations before professional photography.

Here are some reasons why:

  • Keeps your home looking current. Especially if you are trying to sell your home in the summer.
  • Shows that you devote time to maintaining your home.
  • It allows you to showcase your HOME. You want potential buyers to remember the positive features of your home… not the “Stop Here Santa” sign.

Now, for the time being, enjoy your holiday décor. Enjoy the time with friends and family, and enjoy the beauty of the holiday season!

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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