Sorry to disappoint you, but if you are not a fan of decorating, this may change the way you think. As you are well aware, there are basically two kinds of people on this planet: those who put up Christmas decorations the minute they say goodbye to Halloween, and those who have no idea what to do with their Christmas tree this year. If you are like the former, you are apparently happier in general, according to a new study and shared by Pretty52.
Some people start their Christmas shopping in June and start humming Christmas songs the minute it turns to November 2nd. Others become irritated by these Christmas enthusiasts, but scientists are now claiming that the former are happier than the latter.
In a report in Science Direct, scientists explain that those who put their decorations up early are generally happier people. Moreover, these people tend to be more welcoming and personable in the eyes of others.
Experts claim: “[People see those with] Christmas decorations as a cue that the residents were friendly and cohesive. Decoration interacted with sociability in a complex but interpretable way. In the absence of Christmas decorations, raters accurately distinguished between the homes of sociable and nonsociable residents; in open-ended comments, they attributed their impressions to the relatively more ‘open’ and ‘lived in’ look of the sociable residents’ homes.”
They continued: “When Christmas decorations were present, raters actually attributed greater sociability to the nonsociable residents, citing a more open appearance as the basis for their judgments. The results support the idea that residents can use their home’s exterior to communicate attachment and possibly to integrate themselves into a neighborhood’s social activities.”
Happy Sunday! Slowly but surely all the trees are emerging from storage. I must say, I am in love with my @kingofchristmas tree! Even undecorated the tree is a showstopper! I decided to keep it strictly red and green (with a bit of gold) because I found a great deal on these ornaments at @michaelsstores and I figured with the remodel I wouldn’t want to be bringing out all the tubs of ornaments. So I have yet to actually open my Christmas decor bins 😬🙈😂. We’ll get there 😉. Hope you all have a good evening! #christmastree #christmastime #christmasdecor #christmasdecoration #christmasdecorations #countryliving #countrylivingmag #joannagaines #fixerupper #farmhousechristmas #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #holidays #cottagesandbungalows #betterhomesandgardens #housebeautiful #bhgcelebrate #bhgcolor #makehomeyours #maxxlife #interiors #interiordesign #inspire_me_home_decor #potterybarn #mypotterybarn
What part do you belong to? Are you generally happy and friendly or not?
So if you need the haters to back down hit them with this study and a smile on your face.
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Here are some crafty DIY ideas for Christmas decorations.