Tuesday, December 20, 2011

O Christmas Tree

I love Christmas trees, the smell (if you are a fresh tree kind of person), the lights, the ornaments - it just makes for a cheerful house.  I love getting down the box of ornaments and pulling them out one by one together as a family and connecting them with our memories.  We usually stop at every one and talk about the story behind it. We are sentimental people so we enjoy that sort of thing.  I've never had a themed tree or color schemed tree, it's just a tree of memories every year and we wouldn't have it any other way.

This year's tree was a little different for us seeing that we have a very active and curious little 13 month old running around - we weren't even sure if we could do an actual tree.  But, we worked it out - it's definitely not our best tree and probably not our worst but we were just happy to have something this year.  We kept our tree small and our ornaments minimum to avoid destruction and mayhem and tucked it behind our sofas so it would be out of harms way.  It has worked out great this year, we have lost just a few ornaments to curious hands. So come on a little Christmas tree journey with us...

Our first Christmas together we had zero ornaments and zero money.  These ornaments came in a pack of 3 for $15, and boy we thought that was so expensive and almost felt guilty for buying them - now we laugh and think back to that first Christmas together when we see them.  Such a great memory.

This was my very first ornament for my very first Christmas.  

Little known fact, I love The Wizard of Oz and everything relating to that.  

If you know my husband you know why this is an important ornament.

So that was just a little taste of what our tree is like - Now it's your turn, share with us, do you have any Christmas tree traditions or favorite ornaments?  Do tell.

Have a Christmasy kind of day.

1 comment:

  1. Our Christmas tree is a story of our family. When Mark and I got married, we started a tradition of putting ornaments in each other's stockings that related to something special about us or about that year. We continued the tradition when we had children, so each year, we get 4 new ornaments. We have all sorts-baseball, basketball, cross stitch, scrapbooking, mom and dad to be, baby's first Christmases, a carousel that actually turns (because I took the kids to Pullen Park so much), marching band, pianos, trumpets, saxophones, oreos, life jackets (when one learned to water ski), lunch boxes, a shivering snow man (because I'm ALWAYS cold), Santa playing board games, popcorn, and yes, even a pop tart! And that's just to name a few! I LOVE our tradition and can't wait to see what's in my stocking this year! One peek at our tree and you will know my family history!