Tis that wonderful time year! The outside lights are up, the Christmas movies haven been retrieved from boxes in the basement and the wreath is hung on the front door. All that is left is to decorate the tree!! Growing up, we always had a real tree! I have found memories of visiting a local tree farm with my parents and sisters, hunting down the perfect tree, cutting it down and tying it on top of the car to take home. When I met my DH was extremely excited to find out that his family had the same tradition! For the first 4 years of our marriage, our house smelt of fresh pine around the holidays. Unfortunately, DS6 was born with severe allergies to all things green and that tradition went by the weigh side.
Just because the Christmas tree isn’t the main focus of our holiday tradition, it doesn’t mean our fake Christmas tree and more importantly the ornaments that go on the tree aren’t an important part of our holidays! Each year on the weekend of the Toronto Santa Claus parade, my family digs out our tree, decorations and ornaments and put the tree up as a family. Everyone has a specific job. Mommy is in charge of setting up the tree and fluffing up the branches, Daddy and Ds8 work as a team to untangle the lights and arrange them on the tree, DS6 gets the ornaments ready to go on the tree, and DD3 puts the Angel on top!
For me the Christmas ornaments are the most important part of the Christmas tree. They are all hand picked and each of them tell an individual story! The tree began with red and gold balls from the dollar store. DH and I didn’t have much money for our first Christmas so our ornaments were cheap, yet beautiful! When DS8 came along we began adding meaningful decorations to our tree; our marriage, first Christmas, etc. When the kids entered school, the decorations became homemade and meaningful!
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