Yesterday, I joined in the Christmas Tour of Homes but I thought it would be fun to dedicate a whole post to the tree. Not that it is that awesome or anything but it does have a little story.
I love the tradition of taking the family and picking out a live tree. We usually head to our local Farmer's Market or christmas tree stand near our home and pick out a tall but fat tree. I survey the lot, the kids run through the rows and finally we decide on the perfect one. Hubby ties it to the top of the van and we pray all the way home it doesn't blow off!
It's a beautiful picture. Except that my kids and hubby have allergies and the tree does bother them. So, since that picture of sickness is not so beautiful we decided to go artificial. I miss the smell so I did buy some candles and other pine smelly things for the house.
Another big change this year is that I finally succumbed and let the kids add colored lights to the tre. And it looks very good mixed with the white lights! I was pleasantly surprised.
I don't have more than one tree. My house just is not conducive to that. Also, I'm not really keen on the idea of cleaning up two trees. So, we have one tree. It's in our family room where Christmas morning happens. It's theme? Family. Fun. Love. It's not the most beautiful around but it's ours and it suits us just fine!
It's full of ornaments the kids have made over the years. I know that will not last forever, so I cherish and display each one. Macaroni Angel.
And ornaments from my husband's childhood. I think this was actually on his Grandmother's tree. She passed many of them along to us a few years ago.
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