Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How I Decorate The Christmas Tree

Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I just love the beauty of it,  It is such a magical time.  I just can't help myself I put my tree up the week before Thanksgiving.  I am sure there are a few of you like me.  This blog post is about why I decorate my tree the way I do.   As a kid I just loved decorating the tree.  I waited with  anticipation for the day after Thanksgiving, the day we put up our tree.  The ornaments we used were all hand made by my sister and I.  We had so much fun finding the right branch to proudly display our ornaments. The tree never looked like it belonged on display in a department store but we thought it was beautiful.  I had a friend who's mom would never let her touch there tree. "How sad" I thought to myself. 
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.


  1. It looks beautiful! They all look so excited to be decorating! I gave you an award on my blog today:

  2. Wow! Your tree looks so nice! Thanks so much for linking up to Things I’ve Done Thursday!!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  3. Awww so beautiful! I'd love to feature this in my list of Christmas tree decorating ideas if you will allow me to as I really find it soo beautiful. Thanks in advance. and hope you and your family have a great holiday!

    Merry Christmas
    Anne Walker


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