Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 8 months ago

    We always tried to leave the tree up till dad’s birthday on Jan 6.

  2. gkid

    gkid said, 8 months ago

    How sweet , I think that’s nice of you.
    I always hate to take them down, usually do it on New Years Day. They are so beautiful.

  3. trekman58

    trekman58 said, 8 months ago

    It’s always the Saturday following New Years Day. And, if it falls on a Saturday then it comes down that same day. That’s the rule.

  4. covivian89

    covivian89 said, 8 months ago

    our tree stayed up until little Christmas or mom’s birthday which ever came first.

  5. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, 8 months ago

    We always put our tree up Christmas Eve and left it until my sister’s birthday two weeks after Christmas, so she could put her birthday presents under it. I don’t bother with a tree any more, but the Christmas decorations generally stay out until March…

  6. dkram

    dkram said, 8 months ago

    It comes down my birthday Jan 3rd.

  7. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, 8 months ago


    Stays up till Epiphany – how else can the 3 Wise Guys find Baby Jesus if you take down the STAR???

  8. gkid

    gkid said, 8 months ago


    Happy Birthday in advance. :-)

  9. Kkg59

    Kkg59 said, 8 months ago


    Amen to that! The Christmas season is from Christmas Eve to Epiphany. Mass media and marketing have made most of us forget that fact.

  10. Lorraine

    Lorraine said, 8 months ago

    Lucky – my mom stopped getting a real tree once she moved in with her new clean-freak husband. :(

  11. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, 8 months ago

    Ours stays up till Three Kings Day (Epiphany) or later. But we don’t put it up till right before my birthday on the 21st.

  12. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 8 months ago

    Note to Alix and Holly:

    Take a picture of it. It’ll last longer than the tree!

  13. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, 8 months ago

    We lived in the country, and on twelfth night (Epiphany, Jan 6) all our friends brought their trees to our house. (no artificial trees in those days.) We built a big bonfire with all the trees, out on the back of the property. We had cocoa and eggnog and sang Christmas carols until the fire burned down. Official end of the Christmas season.

  14. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 8 months ago

    A friend of mine in high school always had a tree for her birthday. Which is in March.

  15. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, 8 months ago


    Happy early birthday to you. You missed out on New Years day and have the rest of the year with your new age.

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