Today is Christmas tree day! That means that the natural tree is (finally) home, it's in the living room in its stand and the branches have just barely opened up enough to be lighted and decorated.
It feels like we're the last family on our side of town to get with the program - I keep seeing beautiful, lit and decorated tannenbaums adorning the front windows of all our neighbors in the evenings.
The decor theme this year will be much like the theme of many years in the past - birds and snowflakes and forest creatures. I picked up some great ornaments on sale at Superstore and some other cute ones at Indigo this year. I kind of like the partridge in a pear tree look, I guess.
As much as I fret that we're late in getting started, I have to remind myself that we're still only in Advent, the Christmas season really starts December 24th and carries on for nearly two weeks until the Feast of the Epiphany in January, so there isn't much of a rush. The part that makes me sad is that for most people, the Christmas trimmings are on the curb side by the time we're only onto three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree...
Photos (hopefully) to come!
DIY Rating: 10
Who doesn't love decorating a tree? Seriously!
The caveat here?
Stay away from all those crazy magazine tree photos - they will drive you nutso!
Unless (and only maybe) the tree photo is from a real person's house,
yours will not look like theirs unless you have a team of
5 designers and a lighting crew and a
fancy schmancy prop room and backdrop!