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That's a Wrap For Another Year!

That's a Wrap For Another Year!

That’s it… Christmas done for another year!

We hope you had the most amazing day with your loved ones, and managed to have a festive day filled with food, merriment and of course, family.

One thing we would love to know is – when do you put your Christmas decorations away? Some people do it as soon as Christmas Day is over, some leave it until after Boxing Day and others take them down just before welcoming in the new year.

If it was up to us, we would keep them up all year long (but we might be slightly biased!)

Here’s when you should take trees and decorations down, according to the Twelfth Night Tradition.

The Twelfth Night

This tradition, which comes from Christianity religion, dates all the way back to the 4th century! It celebrates Christmas and the Eve of the Epiphany (also known as Christian feast day), as well as the arrival of the three wise men with presents for the baby Jesus.

The Twelfth Night is seen by many as the time to take down trees, lights and other festive décor. This year, it falls on either the 5th or 6th of January, depending on when you start counting the days according to tradition.

Did you know that leaving your decorations up after this date is said to bring bad luck?

Our top tips for storing trees & decorations

• Protect your tree with a durable storage bag or box. Make sure that if you do use a box, it’s made from strong material that will not let in mould, damp or insects.
• Shrink wrap your tree to save space, keep it clean and prevent damage.
• If you have a prelit tree, be sure to detach the lights connections from each section.
• Store baubles in clear resealable bags or containers and arrange by colour style. This makes life easier when it comes to decorating next year!
• Wrap lights around cardboard so they don’t become tangled or lose bulbs.
• Place ornaments inside plastic cups and glue to a protective piece of cardboard to avoid chips and breakages.
• Label everything so you can find them without hassle in 2023.

We hope you find these tips useful when it comes to safely and securely storing your decorations away for another year. And we would also like to wish you a very happy new year and all the best for 2023!