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Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Many Christmas Trees

Shannon has a beautiful story of going to the tree farm and picking out their tree as a family.  I, on the other hand, lug mine up from the basement.  I've never had a real tree and have only heard the horrors of dealing with the cleaning and keeping a tree thriving.  Maybe one day I will have the nice story to tell like Shannon does!

I will stick to my fake pre-lit tree.  Oh, wait make that trees.  Three to be exact.  I am sure once Anna gets older it will be at least four.  I love Christmas and I love decorating for Christmas.  I have 12 huge bins of Christmas decorations in my basement.  I've begged people to stop giving me decorations as I have no where to put it or store it!

I recently heard a commercial on HGTV mentioning that if Santa would like living at your house, you might be overdoing it.  Oh well, come on home Santa!

My main Christmas tree is in our living room.  It has red and silver ribbon wrapped around it, red ornaments of different shapes and silver picture frames of my little ones. (I plan to add more picture frames when I make it to the store to print pictures). I am also particular and try to match my wrapping paper to the tree, thus only red wrapped presents underneath.  I have more presents for the tree, but one child is earning his back as he was put on the "naughty" list.

This year we added a train for the kids to play with.  I thought it would be a wonderful addition and something that would give the kids fond memories.  So far it is a headache for my husband and  I, as it derails frequently and the track is larger than the tree area.  Oh, well the boys love it. That is what matters.  Here is a picture of that tree, with a closeup of the train area.
My second tree is in my dining room.  I collect cobalt glass and I am a huge UK fan (luckily it is the same color).  Therefore, my tree has cobalt blue ornaments.  It is also my snowman tree.  I have accumulated quite a collection of snowmen over the years.  Here is that tree:
Our third tree is in the boys' bedroom.  They love anything sports related.  I didn't want to spend a fortune on sports ornaments, so I got creative last year.  I went to Party City and got small basketballs, footballs and baseballs from their favor section.  Unfortunately, they were out of soccer balls.  I will have to add those next year.  I took yarn and a needle and made a loop for each one.  The boys decorated the tree themselves this year and I don't have to worry about any loose hooks.  I am still working on a tree topper for this tree and some added decorations. (Share your ideas if you have any!) For now, they love the simplicity of it and that they have a tree in their room.
I would love to hear about your Christmas tree or trees.  Do you prefer real or fake?  Are you a one tree family or do you have multiples?

No matter how you decorate, remember to enjoy this time with your family, slow down and snuggle in front of the tree!

Merry Christmas!

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1 comment:

  1. We only have one tree (fake and pre-lit since the cats would eat a real one). Ours looks VERY similar to your Tree #1...in fact I think we have the EXACT same ribbon on the tree!!!

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