Here we go!
In one short week we will all be sitting around the table with friends and family stuffing ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie. Then watch out – it’s full on Christmas Mode from there on out! Traditionally, I like to use the day after Thanksgiving to set up my Christmas tree. It’s hard to keep all the decorations in their boxes until then, but I think every holiday should be given its due – and frankly this year I’m not quite ready to let go of Fall and move into Winter yet. Not that I get a lot of say in the matter.
To kick things off for this holiday season I have joined in with a group of lovely bloggers for a Fairy Merry Christmas Blog Hop where everyone chose to post about something related to Fairies for the season (you can find more details about the Hop here). I love to add a little whimsey and magic to my decorating, particularly at Christmas, and to me nothing is more magical than the twinkling lights on the tree. So I thought I would share our Christmas tree decorations – actually it’s my Mom’s tree which she always puts up in the family room and since that is in “our” part of the house until our house is built (no matter how little progress we feel like we are making at this point!) we got to enjoy this tree last year and will do so again this year.
As I mentioned, our tradition is to put the tree up as soon as we can after Thanksgiving and we always try to involve the family as much as we can. I’m a bit particular about how the lights are put on the tree (we’re still old fashioned and have not splurged for a pre-lit tree tough I assume eventually we will at some point), so I usually handle that part by myself. It’s fairly tedious. Then once the tree is up and the lights are on the kids are happy to help string the garland and put on all the oraments.
It’s always so much fun to open up the boxes and see the ornament collection in all its glory. There are always a few that we have forgotten about and are happy to rediscover.
My Mom’s favorite color is teal and on her tree she has combined it with golds and browns/bronze with a lot of sparkly and glitz thrown in. And it totally works – her tree is gorgeous.
Did you spot the fairy/elf? He’s up near the tree topper, taking in the sights.
Ahhh, so pretty. Maybe I am kinda ready for fall to be over so I can get the tree up again and start enjoying the magic of the season…
Please be sure to visit some of the other wonderful contributers to the Fairy Merry Christmas Blog Hop. Yesterday we were treated to a fun crochet pattern for a fairy princess doll at Creative Crochet Workshop (cute gift idea!) and I can’t wait to see what’s in store tomorrow at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies.
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