Decorating early for Christmas can make you happier, experts say –


(Meredith) – If you are someone who likes to put up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving, some experts say doing so is actually a good idea.

In a 2017 interview with UNILAD, psychoanalyst Steve McKeown said there are a number of reasons people like to decorate early for Christmas, but that the holiday spirit can increase happiness.

“In a world full of stress and anxiety people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood,” McKeown told UNILAD. “Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extend the excitement.”

Psychotherapist and best-selling author Amy Morin agreed. She said the holiday season stirs up a sense of nostalgia, which brings happiness to many people.