I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED if leaving outdoor Christmas decorations outside until spring is a cold weather state phenomenon.
On a brief drive through Medford, Minnesota, Sunday afternoon on my way to a Chili Cook-off at Trinity Lutheran Church, I spotted a corner yard decorated as if Christmas, rather than Valentine’s Day, was only six days away.
Candy canes, penguins, mice, reindeer, elves, tipsy angels, carolers and more staked out spots in the snow.
The scene appeared chaotic with no cohesive theme. But who cares? I’m sure Garrett Butler takes great pleasure in sharing his Christmas love, as he’s done these displays for some 30 years. And I expect the people of Medford thoroughly enjoy his holiday lawn ornament collection.
But back to my original thought. Is it common in your part of the country for folks to leave Christmas holiday decorations in place until spring?
© Copyright 2015 Audrey Kletscher Helbling