If you have been following my blog over the past couple of months you have probably realized I have been really looking forward to getting a Christmas tree. I am not sure if the Christmas tree ornaments that I have been making since late October are a cause of my excitement or a symptom of it. If you missed my earlier ornament posts, you can check out my clothespin reindeer, salt dough snowflakes, clothespin star ornaments, and twine balls by clicking on the photos below.
It has become an annual tradition for Jaime and me to select and decorate a Christmas tree over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The first Christmas after Jaime and I were married we purchased a seven plus foot Fraiser fir from a Christmas tree lot about a half a mile from our apartment in DC and walked the tree through crowds of shoppers and tourists in Chinatown the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We got quite a few laughs and shouts of “Merry Christmas” and I am pretty sure a few people snapped photos of us. Unfortunately, we didn’t snap any pictures of our Christmas tree trek as we had our hands a bit full, although Jaime did snap the photo below in the elevator.
As I have gotten older, holiday traditions have become increasingly important to me as a way to put hectic schedules on hold for a few hours and spend time with those that I love. This year I was thrilled that my parents were able to participate in Jaime and my third annual Christmas tree shopping and decorating. I was excited to hang Jaime and my mismatched, but much loved Christmas ornaments, including the ornaments that I have made this fall, that have given our little ornament collection a boost. My mom even brought some handmade ornaments that members of my family made years ago.
Our tree is still in progress as I plan to make more ornaments over the next few weeks. I hope that you’ll follow my Christmas decorating progress by clicking on the envelope icon on the right and entering your email address and visit this blog again to see my other DIY ornaments. More to come soon. . .