Sunday, December 16, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

I think my favorite Christmas decoration would have to be the tree. There's just something about sitting in a dark room only lit by the glow of the tree's light...

I've been working at getting our tree "just right" for the past few years and every year I feel like I get closer but I'm never quite there. I'm always happy with the way it turns out but I can't quite put my finger on why it's not right yet.

My thinking is that the more unique ornaments we get, the better the tree looks. That might explain why I'm loving it more year after year; we keep adding our own special ornaments that bring up lots of good memories.

Every year we have pictures taken with Santa and I always stick a wallet size in a picture frame ornament. This is probably one of the only traditions I have been able to stick with when it comes to decorating the tree. I love seeing the pictures and how they've grown and the kids love finding them.
Walters estd. 2005
I have also started in recent years that whenever we go somewhere that is unique and most likely a "once in a lifetime" type of thing, I try to pick up an ornament. As seen in the picture above (the Amish country one) and in the pictures below.
I can't wait for the day where most of the ornaments on the tree are totally unique from each other. Where house guests and even ourselves can stand at the tree for a long time just looking at each ornament, reminiscing about all the memories we've shared and telling stories about each one.

What is your favorite part of your Christmas tree? Do you have certain color themes and certain ornaments that are always on the tree?


  1. We don't have any color scheme.. it's just a random mess of crazy ornaments.. and I love it!! :) We get each of our kids and each other ornaments every year to try to represent something they did that year.. like riding a bike or catching toads and it is SO fun to pull them out every year and remember. Even though it is completely random and scattered (a little like me i guess), i absolutely love it. :)

    1. Aww, I love that! I can't wait until our tree is covered in special ornaments!


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