Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Traditions

Christmas decorating has always been a big deal around our house. In our first home we lived on a somewhat busy corner lot. Due to the traffic that came by our house we put about 5,000 - 8,000 lights outside on the house for everyone to enjoy. Hubby made big spheres to hang in the trees, Christmas trees out of lights, ponds with deer drinking out of them, etc. Hubby loves Christmas lights. I on the other hand love ornaments, as you can probably tell from the above picture. At one time we would put up three different trees in our home. One would be decorated in read and only Santa ornaments, another blue and silver with snowman ornaments, and the third would be all handmade ornaments. Seven years ago we moved to a much smaller cabin and really didn't have the room to do three trees. One tree was given to a family in need and the other was donated to our church. Now we have just the one with all the ornaments. This year I have even made things more simple. The only items we are putting out are the tree and the decorations that go on the mantle. The reason for this is we will be traveling out of town for the holiday with my extended family and we are not having any parties this year at our house. It feels good to not have to carry everything from the shed and rearrange our entire house for the decorations.


3 comments:

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Last year we were in the motor home and didn't have room for a tree. I did buy a tiny real tree to place on the dinette because it just didn't feel like Christmas without one. This year we have a huge tree. It's already decorated and placed in front of the window and as soon as I get up in the morning I turn on the lights. I know Christmas isn't all about trees and decorations, but I have to say that I truly love it anyway and it sure feels a lot more like Christmas this year!

Blessings! :)

DeanO said...

We have a huge walk-in closet upstairs with shelves and shelves of Christmas decorations. My wife grabs one item when she's upstairs and takes it downstairs and carefully places it in one of the rooms downstairs. Alas, we don't do a tree anymore but I love Christmas decorations. Good job on your tree!

Hannah said...

We allways calll Adam Uncle Scott at Christmas beacuse of his love for christmas lights!! Hop you all have a Merry Christmas!