Photo Thursday: The End of the Holidays in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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(Last Updated On: October 17, 2018)

While the holiday season still has nearly a week left to run in much of the world, here in the US people are generally cleaning up and moving on into the new year.

Some started even sooner, as at this home, which I was photographing the day after Christmas when I realized they were already taking the lights off the Christmas tree!

Photo TH 20131226-DSC_2437 taking down the Christmas lights in St Paul

Photo TH 20131226-DSC_2431 taking down the Christmas lights in St Paul

It hardly seems as if it was worth decorating at all!

Whether your holidays are now over and done with for the year or linger on awhile yet, I hope they were joyful and I wish you all the best in the coming days!

Be sure to hop on over to Travel Photo Thursday at Nancie’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox where she and others are likely to have holiday pictures from around the world.

Best wishes to you all!

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The second photo really shows how lovely their lights were. I would not like to take them down so soon. We tend to go from one extreme to the other. Sometimes leaving decorations up for so long it seemed they may as well stay up. This year we decorated our back entertaining area as we had twenty family over. We don’t use that area very much so my husband actually took the decorations down as he cleaned up on Boxing Day. 🙂

I have never heard of a tree sprouting! Well Done 🙂

We take inside decorations down by January 1st but the lights outside stay up for a while. A big Happy New Year to you.

Beautiful shots, Cindy! I like how you captured the activity inside the house. I wished they kept the decoration up longer to spread the festivity and joy more. I’m just used to having the Christmas decorations up until after the Three Kings day on January 6. (I grew up in the Philippines where the longest Christmas is celebrated. And even here in New York they keep the lights up until after New Year). But I guess some people prefer to save on electric bills:)

I love Christmas lights, and the house decorations are one of things I miss most at Christmas time. I would not take these down until January, but the new year gets busy, and time is often at a premium. Happy New Year, Cindy!