November 16, 2021
I am not sure what is happening to me but every year for the past three years I think I have added at least one Christmas tree! Now, to some that may be excessive, thankfully, I know people who have almost twenty trees so I feel like the four that I am putting up this year aren’t that much at all! That also just gives me the opportunity to share more tree ideas with you all. This year, I am participating in the annual, My Home Style Blog Hop: Christmas Tree edition, so I am going to share three Christmas trees from my home… two from this year and one throwback tree.
Our Main Family Tree
To be fair, one room will have a set of twin trees, but those won’t be covered in this post. Every year, I set up our main tree in our reading room and then other trees randomly depending on how I am feeling. The main tree is where we will put the Christmas presents and gather on Christmas morning. It is also where I take the traditional yearly photo of the boys. It is always so amazing and emotional to see how much they have grown! Click on the links below to see how much they’ve grown over the years. I need to get my mind right now so that I don’t tear up with this year’s picture.
Now, admittedly, I am not the best tree decorator or stylist, but I do feel like I am getting better every year. Perhaps, adding more trees allows me to get more and more practice! What do you think of this year’s main tree? I am still a huge fan of jewel toned colors in our home, particularly blues and greens. This year I added a gold, sparkly garland and I feel like it jazzes it up just enough!
The Slim Christmas Tree for the She Shed
The second tree is in Cecily, the She Shed. Yes! Of course, she needed her own tree! She’s tiny so I put a slim tree in this space and I am in love! This is the tree that I put all of the breakable ornaments on as well. I’ve always avoided purchasing fragile ornaments because the boys are young and reckless but this space is off limits to them.
The Kids’ Christmas Tree and Train
Last year, this tree was in the homeschool room. I thought it was so fun to actually allow the boys to decorate it anyway that they wanted to. The awkwardly spaced ornaments, handmade creations and crooked star really make my heart smile. They were so proud of what they created! Now that I am writing this, I kind of feel bad that I didn’t let them do it again this year!
How many trees are you setting up this year? And are you a before or after Thanksgiving person? Now it’s time for you to hop over to Rebecca Prope’s blog for even more Christmas tree inspiration!