Decorating the Christmas tree each year is one of the highlights of the season and easily sets the mood for a warm and cozy home.
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We have more than 40 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with you! So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle in and get comfortable because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared today!
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For many years I did exactly the same thing with our tree year in and year out. The only real difference would be new ornaments we either made or bought on vacation. Long before anyone ever heard of the internet or a thing called blogging, we used to subscribe to magazines where we found new ideas for our homes. We used to look forward to receiving the holiday issues of magazines like Family Circle and Woman’s Day so we could try a new seasonal recipe or make a fun ornament. I amassed a nice collection of homemade ornaments full of priceless memories.
Then in July of 1994 our home was flooded. The majority of our Christmas decor was ruined in a storage building behind our home. While that may seem devastating, because it is, there was a valuable lesson learned. In the great scheme of life, it’s all just stuff. Making changes was necessary and I learned to continue to make my Christmas tree decor different from one year to the next. Oh sure, we have collected quite a few priceless memories in our ornaments again but I have enjoyed allowing myself the freedom to play around with how we decorate our Christmas tree.
We no longer top the tree with a lighted topper. Some years I make a giant ribbon bow. This year we are using this gorgeous gold Angel Tree Topper we found at a yard sale this summer. We tend to shop for Christmas ornaments on vacation. My hubby and I have looked at untold numbers of angel tree toppers through the years and never found one we liked until we saw this one at a yard sale nearby.
Ornaments which are never left off the tree are those my girls colored in Sunday School when they were little.
I was in my early 40’s when I started college. Someone gifted me with this ornament that first year of college.
As a part of the annual Blogger Ornament Exchange group I have received some beautiful handmade ornaments like these two from last year and this year both of which are on our tree now.
There simply must be ornaments on the tree which reflect your families personality such as this mini snow ball we picked up at Krispy Kreme.
My hubby picked out a 10 foot Frazier Fir from the Christmas Tree Farm this year. He wanted a big tree for our first Christmas in the new home. It is so big, I had to take a picture from the bottom looking up.
The majority of the tree is decorated with traditional red and gold shiny balls which remind me of Grandma’s tree. I added plaid ribbon and used a buffalo plaid blanket for the skirt. See our new DIY Red Plaid Embroidery Hoop Ornament here.
Now that all the ornaments, lights and ribbon are on the tree it is time to wrap some gifts in that plaid paper I bought on Black Friday to go under the tree.
Now let’s check out the rest of the beautiful Christmas Trees!