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  • Experts also noted that putting up decorations could make you more inviting to friends and neighbors.

    The Journal of Environmental Psychology states decorations are social "cues as a way of communicating accessibility to neighbors." 

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  • Holiday decor can also awaken your inner child, which can help you grow as a human.

    Amy Morin, psychotherapist and best-selling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, said to Unilad:

    "The holiday season stirs up a sense of nostalgia. Nostalgia helps link people to their personal past and it helps people understand their identity. For many putting up Christmas decorations early is a way for them to reconnect with their childhoods."

    While admittedly this can be bittersweet, especially if it reminds you of a lost loved one, decorating can help one feel even more connected to that individual if you shared happy holiday memories with them. 

  • So in short, don't be afraid to stick it to the Grinches this season.

    Get your merry on however early you damn well please. 

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