One of the reasons I did four trees this year (wow, did I really do four? You can see my other trees here, here and here) was because the other three let me have some fun and be creative, but our main family tree is about tradition and our children.
First, it starts with bringing home the perfect tree…and adding a little snow if it didn’t really exist…
Then you brind out all of your favorite ornaments…
And yes, I did include an ornament of the Vegas sign, I guess you had to be there!
And this is where you end up. A true traditional tree with an angel on top and a whole load of handmade ornaments from my girls. A good portion of the ornaments are the ones we buy for them each year that we plan to give to them when they are grown (sniff, sniff) and have their own trees.
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Our tree always went here, in the living room. But now, we have beautiful bookcases (yeah), but no room for the tree (boo). We knew that was going to happen when we did it but knew it was better to plan our house around how we live in it all year round.
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This is the tree where Santa will put all of the presents. It is still very central, we will just have to bring those presents either into the living room or family room to enjoy them.
I am joining the Tree Party at Thrifty Décor Chick. Come check out all of the great trees.
I will also be sharing at some of the parties in my sidebar.
Have a fa la la la tree filled night!
December 09, 2010 — Laura Putnam