For many people, decorating for Christmas brings a sense of happiness and reminders of warm memories. The nostalgia makes people feel good, leading to an increased sense of altruism. And seeing decorated spaces tends to be perceived as friendly to others and is a great way to show others a feeling of happiness and sociability. Some say that November is too early to start decorating for Christmas, but it can arguably make you feel good.
- The sooner the better when it comes to decorating for the Holidays. Right after Halloween is fine and just means you get to be festive and happier longer.
- Putting up decorations creates Nostalgia and happiness. You become more in the mood to give and have Altruism.
- If you decorate outside you may connect with your neighbors as well. Creating conversations and socializing.
““Residents who decorate for Christmas but who have few friends on the block may be using the decorations and other cues as a way of communicating their accessibility to neighbors,” the study says.”