Psst…pass it on. We’re issuing an unofficial proclamation. The first Saturday of February is now national “Please Take Your Christmas Decorations Down Day.” Why? Because it’s time. A reader with a heightened sensitivity to crispy-dry Christmas wreaths writes…
There is a wreath on every other front door. How do folks walk on/out of their home every day without it occurring to them to simply pull it down? At least unplug the outdoor lights. And that’s another thing – folks who never take down their lights.
Dear reader, those folks are probably the ones who voted for taking down decorations by Valentine’s Day.
Downtown Montclair still has its halls decked, but we saw some workers struggling against yesterday’s high winds to remove a wreath from a light pole on Bloomfield Ave. We asked Montclair BID’s Luther Flurry if he would be observing Please Take Your Christmas Decorations Down Day.
“Our target is this week for street level and next week for the skyline,” says Flurry. “Last year we took everything but the skyline over Bloomfield down by the twelfth night (Jan 6) and were faulted for bleak streets in January.”
What is the state of your block? Are you still seeing Santa, wreaths and lights?