IN 2017, Americans spent on average $588.90 on average for gifts for winter holidays, and $795.97 on other expenses. As for decorations, the average american family spends around $78 each year, according to a study by the NRF. With Thanksgiving in the past and many winter holidays quickly approaching, RBHS students discuss when they decorate for the holidays.
When do you decorate for the holidays?
“I decorate for the holidays right after Halloween. It makes me feel like Christmas is coming faster. I love the Holidays.”
-Maria Cedillo, freshman
“Sometimes we decorate right after Christmas and sometimes we forget and decorate in like January. We’re incredibly inconsistent. One time we had [decorations] up until next Christmas.”
-William Hormann, sophomore
“I decorate for the holidays the day after Thanksgiving. Christmas is my favorite time of year but my mom makes me wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate.”
-Caroline Costa, junior
“[I’ll decorate] probably this weekend. [I usually decorate] after Thanksgiving or into the first week of December. I like keeping Thanksgiving and Christmas separate.”
-Polina Kopeikin, senior