In Part I of my Christmas Tree Hunting Trip, we journeyed out into the cold to find my little Christmas tree, pick up our big Christmas tree, and enjoy the Who-ville style trees while running and riding about the property on a sleigh ride! While it was all great fun, we finally went inside out of the cold to warm up a little, fill up our stomachs, and prepare for the decorations of the season!
Timber Trails has the most beautiful wreaths. They are hand made, from real trees, and come with ornaments that you can reuse for years to come! We bought one of these wreaths for our front door, and it looks stunning from the road.
As soon as you get inside, you see Santa’s Last Stand- if this isn’t the most brilliant case of Christmas marketing that I have ever seen, I don’t know what is. Although we already have all of the tree stands that we need, I debated getting one for when we need a new. Alas, I settled for a few giggles to myself.
While I sometimes feel weird taking selfies in public, but I do love this pom pom hat and sweater! Also, my pale colouring looks far better in the winter and as such I try to capitalise on it….
Fast forward to the trees at home and in place. I normally like a fairly full and totally decorated tree but this year I wanted to have a Tiny Kid friendly tree, with only ornaments that 18 month old hands can’t do much to! He actually helped me decorate the tree and did a wonderful job telling me the colours of each ornament. Seeing the holidays through his eyes really brings out the magic again!
This is our beautiful 13 foot Christmas tree all the way from Quebec, to fill our living room and home with cheer! We let it thaw out for all of Saturday afternoon and overnight, and then put it up late on Sunday morning. It opened a little on it’s own, but the weight of the lights and the ornaments are what really helps it open up.
Our tree typically has 700 lights on it, but seeing as this tree is a good foot taller than all of our previous trees, it has nine hundred lights on it. I have to say, a big high five to the engineer who developed LED Christmas lights- less energy needed, less light and heat produced, better for everyone! We spent an hour and a half putting hundreds of ornaments on the tree- it would probably go a little bit faster if I didn’t spend quite so much time remembering who and when each ornament is from…
I always have an absolutely wonderful time going to get our trees and then decorating them. It always brings me into the holiday spirit and cheers me up, no matter how hard of a week/month/year I’m having. The smell of the real tree, relaxing in the soft glow of the light, yoga by tree light, it’s all perfect!
What are your tree traditions?