Christmas Tree Traditions

Growing up, our Christmas tree was beautiful. We had white lights, matching ornaments, ribbon, beads, you name it. It was the perfect looking tree with coordinating colors and a matching tree skirt. I’m sure I made hand-made ornaments throughout the years and although my mom always saved them, they rarely made it on to the tree.
Fast forward several year to my family’s tree. She’d definitely be the ugly stepsister of my childhood tree. The “main” ornaments on our tree match and consist of reds, golds, and sparkles. I stuck with the tradition of white lights and have a traditional red velvet tree skirt. But our tree is also filled with snowman fingerprint ornaments, Mickey Mouse ears from our trip to Disney, ornaments from J’s grandma, and a homemade beaded candy cane that Ben made. Ben’s favorite part of putting the tree up is taking out the ornaments and talking about where they came from. I love creating the tradition of collecting ornaments from the places we’ve traveled and filling the tree with sweet fingerprints of the boys at different ages.

Our tree may not be perfect, but she sure is pretty and filled with lots of hanging memories of our lives.

Linking up Annie

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