But as an adult with a passion for creating things and decorating I wanted my tree to look like it belonged in a department store. I read all kinds of articles on decorating trees, I would plan how I wanted my tree to look weeks before Christmas. When my kids would bring home a hand made ornament I would be so pleased, and then hang it on the back of the tree. (Bad Mom) I know!
But as I thought about this need to have the perfect tree I felt selfish. Christmas is so much more for the kids then me. Besides, the time in a child's life when Christmas is the most magical is so short. I know that they will grow up to soon, and then I will have plenty of time to make my tree the envy of my friends. My children will remember decorating the tree with me for the rest of their life, and I will become sentimental every time I pull out the ornament they made when they were in preschool.
So my hand made ornament tree is displayed proudly with the paper stare my 8 year old made for the tree topper.
Evelyn felt she need to ware something more festive for the tree decorating so she changed.