Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree how lovely are your branches! Here is our Christmas tree this year decorated by the girls, myself and my son who had more fun taking the ornaments down and gifting them to his Grandmother. It was funny really. The girls would be busy decorating and my 13 month old son would sneak over and take them down and feel great joy giving them to his Grandma.
I remember one year when the girls were smaller I let them decorate the tree all by themselves without any help from me and all of the ornaments were on one spot on the very bottom of the tree. They were so proud of their decorating. I just couldn't bring myself to change a thing about it. It made me smile it made me think as they get older we'll see the ornaments get placed higher and higher upon the tree but for that Christmas it was just a nice reminder of how little they are. How I wish I could bottle it all up. Christmas memories are pure treasures. This year the girls decorated about 3/4 of the tree and at times getting up on their very tippy toes. I helped with the very top and we did our best to keep the boy from gifting them to others. :-)
I adore ornaments. I adore them because they all have a story. Some are so old and hold such great memories and some have dates to remind us of a special time or of a special someone. I have ornaments for the year of all my children's births, one that I got as a present the year my husband and I got married, ornaments with family pictures, and homemade ornaments which are my most absolute favorite. I love how collections of ornaments are different in every single home making the tree even that much more special.
I went on a search online for ornaments that I would love to have or ones that just caught my eye because they felt special to me. Here are some that I found on my little ornament search.
Oh my word! Do you remember these? These bubble lights were my most favorite on my parents' and my grandparents' Christmas trees. Oh I have always loved these lights!
I also wanted to share that for the first time this year I have designed a few Christmas ornaments that are for sale at my shop at Zazzle.
When we decorate our tree we have all of the favorite Christmas music playing in the background. Christmas just isn't Christmas without Nat King Cole, and my newest Christmas music must have is Michael Bublé.
Happy decorating everyone! Have fun creating new memories as you hang your precious ornaments upon the tree!