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Ever since 2020, I have noticed several of my friends who have kept their Christmas tree up longer than Christmas time. Some of my friends have even decorated their tree for other holidays:

  • Birthdays
  • Valentine’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Easter
  • Fourth of July
  • First Day of School
  • Autumn
  • Halloween

Some take the time to incorporate homemade ornaments, or they purchase different ornaments.

Some of my friends have incorporated evergreen trees with and without lights for a more rustic woodsy décor.

I think a lot of the reason is because the Christmas Tree brings so much joy. Also, it invokes memories, and the pretty glow from the tree can be therapeutic.

There are even social media groups that encourage people to keep one tree up all year long.


1.When we are ready to list your home, my recommendation to take the tree down.

I love the tree. I love Christmas. I love holidays. However, you have ONE chance to make a good first impression. Do you want people to remember how amazing your home is, or, how amazing your Christmas tree is (in August)?

2. Is the storage space worth it?

Do you have enough space in your home to store: extra trees, extra ornaments, extra decor, extra..extra..extra. Evaulate your storage situation. If you have to purchase a storage unit because of your love of holiday decor, you may need to consider why you need the additional items...


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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