Everyone loves Christmas, and there's nothing that gets you in the spirit more, than a decorated house. That's when it honestly feels like its Christmas time, but what about those early decorators that start assembling their house hold decorations months before the big day.
Surprisingly those people are the happiest amongst us. The infectious joy of Christmas taking over their house so early effects their wellbeing and happiness levels. In a recent interview with psychotherapist Amy Morin she claims that those who have the decorations up early are doing it for reasons of nostalgia and happy memories, which has a direct effect on their happiness.
Nostalgia helps link people to their personal past and it helps people understand their identity. For many, putting up Christmas decorations early is a way for them to reconnect with their childhoods,
They also found some lesser-known reasons for why people may be putting up their decorations up so early. For purposes of being more friendly and showing their neighbour their welcoming side. They found that neighbours thought each other were more friendly due to the early Christmas decorations on their house. Which could be one of the reasons people find such joy in early decorating.
Another understandable reason would be as a coping mechanism for people who have lost loved ones. Christmas is a very joyful and happy time, and people may put their decorations up early to remember those happy times with their loved one.
For people who have lost a loved one, the holidays may serve as a reminder of happy times they had with that person in the past. Decorating early may help them feel more connected with that individual
August is probably too early, but try not to judge those who will start rolling out the early decorations in the coming months.