This past weekend, my brothers and sisters, our partners, and my grandmothers gathered at my parents' house to decorate the tree. Thought I'd share a few photos.
My favourite thing about the tree is that the ornaments have been collected over years and years, with a large proportion of them being handcrafted ones done by each of us as kids. It makes for a very unique and sentimental tree. Some trees are perfect and match wonderfully. This tree is perfectly imperfect, and I think that is the way it should be.
The tree is artificial (we're very fire-safety conscious people) so it had to be assembled...
Which took almost no time...
While this happened, we had lots of snacks to feast on, like this amazing baked brie with baguette.
Then, we brought up the big rubbermaids of decorations.
And started hanging them all over the big tree. Here's a few photos I managed to snap:
Once the tree was all done, it was time for a casual dinner (the table is big because our family is huge!)
Soon, Matt and I will decorate our first ever tree -- one that we've managed to score for free!
Can't wait to show you