Today I am sharing a few photos from when we all got together to decorate the tree at my parents' house. This is one of my favourite holiday traditions (you can see last year's tree decorating right here).
Before I get to showing you a few of the favourite ornaments, I thought I'd mention that - although there'll be no interruption with posting, my posts this week are pre-scheduled. I'm away in NYC this week, and have been since Saturday morning (for school more-so than for fun - which is why I've been so very busy lately... but I'll be sure to squeeze in some shopping, hanging with friends, and other fun stuff that I can tell you about when I get back).
I will be checking the blog periodically but won't have regular internet access, so won't be able to visit people who comment or answer questions until I'm home. I will get back to you as soon as I can though!
Anyway, back to Christmas goodness. My parents' tree is an amazing mixture of ornaments created by us as kids (there are 9 kids in my family, so there are lots of artistic creations to behold). Here is one that I crafted. Note the beautiful penmanship...
The many, many ornaments are stashed in big rubbermaid boxes. This might be the year that I actually organize them and wrap them when the holidays are over. Anyway, when we pull 'em out, they look like this:
Here's a better look at some of them:
Isn't pulling out all the old ornaments so fun? Matt and I have our own small collection from some trips we've been on, as well as a few ornaments that we've made. Matt's grandparents also give him one every year. Both sets of Ben's grandparents plan to do the same for him. I love that tradition.
If you missed it, here's an ornament that I made recently. They are our wedding program cut into strips and curled up, then popped inside a clear glass ornament. See the details and variations of this ornament here.
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