The Decorations Are Up

Christmas Decorations LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (175970)
Switzerland
December 6, 2015 7:46am CST
Busy morning today, I had no time left to log into myLot. First thing in the morning, we have replaced our network printer. I imagine that you all know that it's never quick and easy as it should be, but now it's up and working. Later, I have put up the Christmas decorations, the tree and the crib, I still need to add some garlands and lights, but almost everything is ready for the celebrations. How do you decorate your home?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 15
A printer should be the easiest peripheral of all to set up, but I agree that it can be a real pain at times. Sometimes the network sharing settings decide to be awkward, which can take a lot of playing about to correct.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
This one asked if I wanted to decide the IP address, but insisted to set its own IP that I did not want because it was in conflict with another peripheral... I finally changed the one of the other peripheral.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Surely DCHP should eliminate that possibility because the router should not allocate a currently used IP address.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
@Asylum My husband wants that every computer and peripheral has a fixed IP address, it usually works very well, this machine does not want the one he had in mind.
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
6 Dec 15
We like a fresh tree so it's still too early for us.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
You are right, for a fresh tree you need to wait, or it will dry inside the house.
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• United States
6 Dec 15
Very little now. I have a wreath on the gate and a decorative holiday flag flying out front.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I used to put up a tall tree, but now I keep the decoration minimal, so it's easier to remove everything when Christmas is over.
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• United States
7 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I had a huge tree with attached lights. It was gorgeous. I gave it to my sister who lives in a three generation household. They love it.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
7 Dec 15
@ElizabethWallace I gave our big tree to my niece, she is young and surely love to decorate more to receive her friends.
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• United States
6 Dec 15
I've talked about and shown photos of my decorations and I'm done...now we need to clean the kitchen floor with Bono and then I can put down my new rugs. I wanted to wait until the decorating was finished.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I have seen your decorations, they are beautiful. I have also bought a new rug, tomorrow I clean the kitchen and I replace the old one.
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• United States
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Thank you....We must be sisters! LOL
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• Greece
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Is replacing a rug a tradition too? My rug also needs replacing so this might be just the right time to do so.
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@celticeagle (119858)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 15
I love to put up a lot of pine branches. Everywhere I can find a place. I love the smell. I like lights inside and out. With LED now days they are great and energy savers. Candy add a bit of sparkle and warmth I think. I make a wreath out of branches and add some mistletoe and poinsettia.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
7 Dec 15
I have cut some branches from our holly tree, they are shiny and look very nice arranged with pine cones and red candles.
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@celticeagle (119858)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 15
@LadyDuck ...We used to have a huge holly tree just outside our front door.
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@sharon6345 (138120)
• United States
6 Dec 15
I have also put up my decorations. Since Oct 31 to be exact. I love them and think they are awesome.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
Wow, you put them up early. I always wait the beginning of December.
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@jstory07 (69860)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I wait until after my son's birthday and grandson's birthday in December. so there birthday's will be special.
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• Preston, England
6 Dec 15
our decorations are pretty basic - card lines on the walls, a tree in the two main downstairs rooms, lights and ornamental snowmen in the windows
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I forgot to put something on the windows, thanks for reminding this.
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• Preston, England
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck cool, we can always add new touches right up to Xmas itself
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Dec 15
My brother does the decorating and our apartment looks so pretty. His Christmas trees always look like they came out of a magazine.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
We used to have a bigger tree when I was younger, but now a small tree s enough for us, just to have a festive feeling.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Dec 15
@LadyDuck If I lived alone I either wouldn't have a tree at all or I would have a smaller tree also.
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@Gabugs (1747)
• United States
6 Dec 15
Wow! I envy you @ladyduck We have to put up ours yet. Waiting for the kids to help out. I love the picture you've posted.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
7 Dec 15
Thank you, we celebrated Saint Nicholas yesterday evening, every Swiss family has put up the decorations during the day.
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@Blondie2222 (22578)
• United States
6 Dec 15
We don't decorate for christmas as we always travel. If the kids came here then we would decorate and get a tree but they don't. Glad you are almost ready for christmas, i am too i just gotta start with the wrapping.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I always decorated even when we traveled a lot, I liked a remind of Christmas in the house.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
6 Dec 15
I put my Christmas tree up last night, I was so exhausted after
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
The most exhausting part is searching the boxes in the basement to find the decorations.
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@allknowing (69354)
• India
7 Dec 15
I am getting ready too. Have just put up the tree which need a bit of finishing touches. There is so much more to do. Planning for the party for poor kids is quite a handful.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
10 Dec 15
I have. my tree is up and my outdoor decorations. I still have some inside ones to do.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 15
I am still adding something every day, the worst will be to remove them all the same day.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
11 Dec 15
I know, I am leaving for Florida on January 2 so I need to have everything removed before I g or they will be up until March. @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 15
@BelleStarr We had no trips planned, but you never know. I do not want to have Christmas decorations on after January 6th.
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@Traceyjayne (1157)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 15
I would love our decorations to be up now but am out voted by the rest of the family who say it is too early !
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
Tonight it is Saint Nicholas and it is celebrated here in Switzerland. Everybody put up the decorations on this day and they will go down the next 6th of January.
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• United Kingdom
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck sounds great ... do you have special food etc too ?
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• Greece
6 Dec 15
Do they think it is too early to buy presents as well?
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@mehmal (63)
• India
7 Dec 15
I wish I had one friend lyk tht! ;) 've never been part of Christmas celebrations!
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
7 Dec 15
I am really sorry, I suppose that you do not celebrate Christmas.
@mehmal (63)
• India
7 Dec 15
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• Greece
6 Dec 15
We put up our tree yesterday, it is the same one as last year but we gave it new lights and it looks quite different now. I still have some ornaments to sort out but we had visitors all day yesterday so I have to content myself with just the tree for the moment.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I also have to add some more decorations, they still are in the boxes in the basement.
• Greece
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck It prolongs the pleasure without making getting too exhausted.
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@marlina (77841)
• Canada
6 Dec 15
Nothing done yet, but will hopefully do it this week.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I had to do this today, because tonight we celebrate St. Nicholas and the tradition is to have the decorations up.
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@marlina (77841)
• Canada
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I understand now.
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@Juliaacv (33200)
• Canada
6 Dec 15
We have a smaller, probably about a 5 1/2 foot tall artificial tree in our home. We put it on a short table in our family room. We have a snowman and Santa collection, I put these pieces out on our buffet in the dining room. I've taken a lot of years to collect these pieces and they are all so different and unique. We also have a very large nativity scene that we put out last night. The pieces all stand anywhere from about 8 inches to a foot tall and are made of ceramic. Right now, there are just the oxen, and cattle and the manger, we'll add the Mary and Joseph in time, then the shepherds and the baby for the manager on Christmas eve. Shortly after that we have a camel and the 3 wise men to add.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Dec 15
I have very old nativity statues that were given to my grandfather many years ago, I used to make the nativity scene, but it takes too much space.
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@Juliaacv (33200)
• Canada
6 Dec 15
@LadyDuck You are correct, it does take up a lot of space. This year we put ours in our bay window, which is 10 feet wide, it looks nice with the outdoors as the background.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
8 Dec 15
We put up a majority of our decorations on Sunday. The tree, the wreath outside, the festive table runners and several of my table/shelf decorations. I still need to put the fragile/glass ornaments on the tree. The kids decorated the bottom of the tree with the decorations that would not break. I will also put lights on the front window. I always set up a small town on the window ledge and then put white lights around the town and around the window.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
8 Dec 15
We used to make the nativity scene, I had nice Italian statuettes, but this takes a lot of time and now I prefer to keep the decoration minimal.
@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
7 Dec 15
I don't think I will be decorating my house this year since it will just be me. But I will be driving around enjoying everyone else's. :-)
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
7 Dec 15
This sounds to be a good idea, drive around and enjoy the decorations.
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