I am a lover of all things Christmas. I know that it is super early to be missing the season, but I cannot help it! I have walked through the mall and seen the Hallmark ornaments hanging. I have allowed myself to wander through the doors of the majestic Disney Christmas store. I have even played the wonderful sounds of the season and sung along. Oh how I long for the moment when my tree goes up and I can once again celebrate this holiday season. This Christmas will be different from the others. Eight years in one house and now it is all different. I also have no way to envision it’s greatness (and in saying this I could say insanity!) because I am not exactly sure where we will be. I have a feeling if we are still living here with the Harpers, I may not be able to decorate as much as I am used to :). I will try to figure it out though! I took a few pictures of my trees last year, knowing it would be the last they grace that house. In remembering Christmas in July…
This is our main tree. It has ornaments that the kids made, ornaments from when Tim and I were little, Ornaments from when we were married, Kids firsts, of course my Cinderella ornaments etc. This tree is a representation of who we are as a family. Every year we all pick out ornaments that represent our year and things about us, and it goes on this tree. Of course we have a few on here that don’t mean anything, but I love!
This is my Vintage tree in the hallway. All the ornaments are antique or vintage….mostly from my grandparents tree or parents tree.
This is my Starbucks tree/gingerbread trees. They go in the kitchen and anything that belongs in Starbucks or in a kitchen may go on this tree, hence the gingerbread cookies. They are three of my littler trees, but they give the kitchen just the right touch!
Each kid has their own tree. Caydens is a vintage silver tree which she hangs princess ornaments and girly stuff on and adorned with purple lights. It is hers to decorate. She loves every year getting her box out with her ornaments and going crazy.
Cobe’s tree is all his own. He hangs boy stuff on it. He even strings up some of his action figures on this tree. Every year it is different, but he keeps his ornaments on there from when he was little. I love that both my kids get into Chrismtas as much as me!
Of course the bathroom has a tree also. It doesn’t have lights because it sits close to the tub in this tiny bathroom, but who knows maybe this year will be different.
My favorite tree is my Santa Tree. It has a little history. One day one of my closest friends Kathlyn and I were driving by the Home Depot when we noticed in their dumpster was a Christmas tree. I went in the store and asked if I could have it and they said yes. So Kathlyn and I climbed on in the dumpster and pulled all of this tree out. Then when we went to Target the ornaments were marked 75 percent to 90 percent off. I was so excited. I bought everything for this tree (including the tree) for under 20 bucks. Then my mom also kept her keen eye out and sent me some more Santa ornaments. Now we are set!
Of course we had to put one in our room too. I got this tree for 5 dollars at a yard sale…it’s pre-lit. All the ornaments on this tree were found at yard sales or given to us. I never have yet paid for ornaments full price (except for my Cinderella ornaments). It is a little bare, so I will be looking around for ornaments to complete this tree.
Of course there are many more trees in my house. I have some next to the TV…(fabulous!) and some next to the door. I also had a few down in the basement rooms. Those are my bigger than life trees with super big ornaments on them. Too many to post about but oh it makes me so excited to think about Christmas this year. I told Tim my one requirement for our house is to find one tall enough for the new 12 foot tree we were just given. I know beggars cannot be choosers, but wouldn’t that be cool? As for now, all my Christmas decorations, are still in GA all 65 bins of them . I feel a little piece of me with them…silly as it sounds. I will feel much better when they come home to me. Tim promised before our tree erection date of November 1st, my decorations will be safely where they belong!