I’m a mother-of-two and take my decorations down at 6pm on Christmas Day – people troll me for it but I’m thinking of my daughter
- Georgia went viral when she took her tree down on Christmas last year
- Mother removes all trace of the festive season in the evening of the 25th
- Her video racked up over 2.3m views and sparked debate among viewers
- Read More: What does YOUR Christmas tree reveal about you? Psychology expert explains festive decorations can say LOT about your personality
Considering all the effort that goes into decking the halls each year, most families normally wait until Twelfth night to take their Christmas decorations down.
But in the Schofield household, mother-of-two Georgia takes a very different approach.
Last Christmas, the 24-year-old, from Hartlepool, Durham, went viral on TikTok when she filmed herself packing away her tree at 6pm on the 25th December.
The single parent removed all traces of the festive season when she also took down her children Ava and Leo’s stockings from the living room wall too.
Mother-of-two Georgia Schofield removes all her Christmas decorations in the evening of the 25th so her daughter has all the focus on her birthday on Boxing Day
The video racked up over 2.3m views and sparked fierce debate in the comments – however, the mother insisted she was actually acting in her daughter’s interests by ending the festive celebrations early.
Speaking to The Mirror, Georgia said: ‘It’s my daughter’s birthday on Boxing Day and if it was me, I’d hate the tree being up. So I try and make it as normal as possible for her special day.’
Although Ava has never asked for the tree to be taken down, the mother says she wants her daughter to have all the focus on her special day.
To make up for abrupt end to the festivities at 6pm, Georgia says that Christmas starts especially early in her household.
Left: Georgia seen removing her Christmas tree from 6pm on the 25th December last year. Right: The mother’s living room after she stripped all the decorations
Left: Georgia replaces all the decorations with balloons for her daughter’s birthday. Right: Georgia does a buffet for her daughter Ava’s birthday
After waking up at the crack of dawn to open presents, Georgia takes her toddlers over to her mother’s house for lunch.
She continued: ‘At 4pm we’ll have a buffet and the kids are both in bed by 5.30pm. That’s when I pack away all of Christmas and replace it with Ava’s birthday decorations.’
This year, Georgia has opted for a Paw Patrol theme again for her daughter – who will turning four on Boxing Day.
The mother expects she’ll take the kids to Pizza Hut for lunch and put on a similar buffet spread of party food for dinner, like she did last year.
The mother shared a clip of her daughter’s personalised Paw Patrol cake, which she has ordered again this year
Although viewers were impressed with all the effort Georgia went to with the Paw Patrol balloons, bunting and personalised cake, others said it was a shame to bring Christmas to an end so early.
One commented: ‘Why not keep the Christmas vibe and birthday vibe both on at the same time?’
Speaking from experience, another added: ‘My sister’s birthday is the 23rd. We keep Christmas stuff up and just do their birthday that day.’
‘My birthday is the 24th,’ a third said. ‘It doesn’t bother me, I quite like it – feels so festive.’
Jumping to Georgia’s defence, a fourth said: ‘My daughter’s is 29th and I take the tree down so she knows there’s a difference between Xmas and her birthday!’
‘I love this,’ a fifth gushed. ‘I think it’s really thoughtful that you bring Christmas celebrations to an end to celebrate her birthday.’
Woman left red-faced after discovering her B&M Christmas decoration has VERY rude design flaw
Find the perfect present for the man in your life! FEMAIL reveals the best Christmas gifts for him – from a £10 whiskey-infused marmalade to a £391 retro jukebox
What does your AI selfie say about you? Psychologist reveals what the avatars sweeping Instagram reveal about your personality
Source: Read Full Article