Our Christmas tree went up on Sunday, after much deliberation and delaying I suddenly decided to put it up and quickly threw some decorations at it.. (yep, it looks like rudolph threw up the decorations over our tree) and the control freak in me didn't let the kids help...mean mum huh...
Around the world of blogs I have been reading and seeing some beautiful christmas trees, with gorgeous matching decorations, divine colour themes and they look amazing...and I dream that one day we might have a tree like that too.
However, as I grabbed our decorations out of the boxes and threw them at our tree I couldnt help feeling a bit of nostalgia creep in.. and pride..and floods of memories.
You see, our tree is not fancy. Its a fake tree, $40 from Big W. Its not decorated with matching decorations or any particular colour scheme...
but it is a PERFECT tree for our family. It is laden with gorgeous memories and filled with love (and sorry its not a photo of the whole tree.. my sewing table is behind it and its a bit..um.. messy..)
Every year we buy our children a special decoration each... like this one
Here is my son's addition to our tree this year, sitting proudly at the front. It is the first thing he has ever sewn. He made it at sewing club at school ... when all his friends were participating in Ozkick, he was adamant he wanted to do sewing. And he did a great job!
And my eldest daughter made this cool gingerbread man... she wakes up very early every morning and Ive noticed my box of felt has disappeared into her room.. where she happily stitches away at litttle projects while the rest of us sleep.
My baby's first decoration, her first christmas when she was an itty bitty 3 week old.
A beautiful decoration given to me the first year I taught Christmas stockings with a friend at our playgroup.
A heart made by my sister for my daughter for her second Christmas..
And handpainted decorations we bought in the beautiful town of Montville, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
And around the house we have little Christmas touches...a nativity scene that I made from a panel from Spotlight, I love this because it can't be broken and my kids play with it non stop.. it has its own special table this year.
Our stockings hung in the entranceway.. and constantly falling down...
Last year I asked my Dad to make me this cool stocking tree!! I am wishing it was here right now.. not in NZ
So our eclectic tree and house might not be fronting any House and Garden magazine but I love how it reflects us and our family... full of memories, a bit messy and laden with love.
Link up a blog post about your tree here and share what makes your tree special...and I apologise that you have to go to a separate link to do it... grrr... wordpress!!!
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