The countdown is real! Christmas is less than two weeks away. Only 12 days remaining. As my 16 month old would say, (in her adorably sweet voice) “ no, no, no, no”. We have had our tree for 3 weeks now and I’m still decorating it. I have all these ornaments I want to make and presents I need to buy much less wrap. Good gracious!
The good thing is I’m taking a day off next week to finish everything! The bad news is Thrifty Décor Chick is hosting a Christmas tree link party today and I didn’t want to miss the fun. So here is my poor in progress tree.My husband was admiring it the other day. He actually said “we have a nice tree” Now, I’m not sure if he was admiring what a great pick he made, or how straight it was or if it was the decorating. But I’m just impressed he noticed it – although it does take up half our passage way between our living/dining room.
I’m a little particular when it comes to our Christmas tree. Only white lights (we save the multi-color lights for outdoors) and I want the ornaments to color coordinate or complement each other. This year I used simple red and olive green ornaments. This drives my son crazy because it means no Star War figures or Florida Gator ornaments/candy canes on the tree. So next year we will have a second smaller kid tree that they can decorate however they want. Bring on the popcorn garland and pipe cleaner candy canes!
Our current ornaments are store bought ornaments from Michael’s (50% off of course) or Target. As mentioned earlier, I’m planning a few personalized, handmade crafts, however, this is the only one that has made it to the tree so far. It’s the lyrics to Jack Johnson’s “Better Together” song that my husband and I danced to at our wedding.
While I love the personalized ornament that reminds me of our wedding, the only one my husband cares about and insists on having is this ESPN one that plays the Sportscenter theme (you know – da na nun, da na nun). The grandparents like to send special ornaments for the kids every year so those are also nestled within the tree. They like to send ornaments with their names. It’s fun to play ‘where’s such and such’ ornament with Lily.
I strategically placed the plastic unbreakable ornaments at the bottom which proved to be a wise move because for the first week Lily pulled them off and threw them down like bouncy balls. The downside is the unbreakable ornaments have a limited selection.
The topper is a simple bow for now. I’d love any ideas you have for this!
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