Our Christmas tree is the star of the show in my home. I have a two story great room and have a ten foot tree in the corner of the room. When we first moved into our home we had a six foot tree from our townhouse days. I can't tell you how sad that little tree looked the first year in this room. So sad, in fact, that the next year I moved the six foot tree into the living room where the ceilings are only nine feet tall, and put in on a small stand to try to make it look bigger. It still looked like a small tree on a little stand. So that year, the day after Christmas, I went to Treasure Island and bought this beautiful tree for 75% off.
This angel is of my favorite ornaments. Also from Fortunoff. The paper mache mouse is from when I was a child.
A close up of the angel and the bows at the top of the tree.
I think a tree should be filled with tradition. Each year our family collects the Hallmark ornaments. Each person gets at least one, sometimes more if Santa brings extra. Each year as we unwrap each ornament to put it up we remember when we got it, who we got it from etc. It's like seeing old friends each year.
But my all-time favorite ornaments are the ones my children make. The blue yarn ornament above was made when my daughter was four. It did start out round (I think they glued yarn around a balloon and then popped the balloon). Over the years it has flattened. I hung it front and center this year as it still makes me so happy to look at.
Some of my favorite ornaments
Of course, what tree is complete without a train.
Let me know what you think. I love and appreciate your comments.