christmas tradition: decorating our tree

we haven't always had an artificial tree.  for the longest time, we insisted on having a real tree.  you really can't beat that fresh scent of pine filling your home.

i dreamed of having this yearly tradition of going out to a christmas tree farm, all bundled up with the kids, and picking out the perfect tree for us.  it worked with 1 child.  but with number 2 and number 3, driving 30-60 minutes just to get to the tree farm, nursing in the biting cold...well, it didn't sound like so much fun.  plus there are all those prickly needles that poke at little (and big) feet.  no thanks.

so we have embraced the wonderfulness of a fake christmas tree.  and what is more fake than a white tree?  (well, actually, a vintage, aluminum tree would be pretty sweet too).

anyway, decorating our tree is one of our family traditions.  as we bring up the tree, ornaments and decorations, we put on some of our favorite christmas tunes to accompany us during our tree trimming affair. 

this occassion is one we make sure no one misses (not even the dog).


Melissa said...

Looks lovely! We finally got ours decorated last night. Layla is super excited about everything this year. Oh yeah, cosmic collectibles had two fantastic artificial trees- one pink and one blue.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Well white is pretty and how fun for everyone to make it a family affair.

Wendy said...

Looks like a great time with the family! I love evenings like that. :)

Happy WW!

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like festive fun for all! :)

ConnieK said...

I want a white or pink tree so bad... I got vetoed by the hubby though! Love love love yours and I think even Blue looks like he is getting in the holiday spirit!

Fresh Mommy said...

We LOVE decorating our tree!! And we use an artificial as well, besides the storage part, it's much easier... even with one child!! Haha.


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