Today another blog I follow, Honey We’re Home, is hosting a Holiday Cheer Blog Party!
Today we are sharing our Christmas trees and I’m linking up!
Last weekend we drove to a tree farm and chopped down our tree – the real way to get a Christmas tree! The weather was gloriously warm and perfect tree-chopping weather.
And here is our tree this year. It makes me smile and the aroma is pure heaven. You can smell it all the way upstairs. If I could smell anything for the rest of my life I would choose freshly cut evergreen. Hmmmmm, *deep breathe*.
Our tree is not a tree of swanky style or planned color coordination. Our tree is a tree of stories.
I like to decorate with ornaments that have a story behind them and are reminiscent of a memory.
My parents started this tradition.
Every year we would open up an ornament on Christmas morning and it would pertain to something we had done that year. We have a painted shell from our honeymoon, I have a heart covered in sheet music the year I took piano lessons and I have 3 ornaments that are red VW Beetles.
We’ve inscribed the year of receipt on most of them.
Each branch is covered in a memory.
I look forward to decorating our tree all year. It’s like looking through a photo album.
Wait for it, *Sniiiiffff, ahhh evergreen*.
While I’m at it, I thought I’d share some of our Christmas decorations!
I added snowshoes to the mirror (Christmas Tree Shop, go figure!) and hung our stockings. I took some of my green and red hardcover books and added them around the room. Then I took extra evergreen boughs from the tree farm (for free!) to the mantle.
I also bought a bag for cranberries for $1.99 and made a few strings!
And you can’t take your decorations too seriously!
‘O Christmas Tree, ‘O Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.
Do you have a tree? Are you a real tree or fake kind of person? White lights or colored lights? Twinkle lights or big fat ones?
*And one last big inhale.