I barely make it through an entire day without crossing paths with someone who asked me if I am ready for Christmas. It is a little early to be “ready”, I think. If they don’t ask me if I am ready, they ask me if I can believe that it is less than a month away.
Just the tree & lights – no ornaments.
With that in mind, I am not going to ask you if you are ready or if you can believe it is less than a month away. Instead I am going to share a little before, during and after of decorating our Christmas tree. No open bins and boxes in these photos. I see enough of them before so I can happily crop them out.
All the glass ball ornaments added – backwards from my usual plan.
What I enjoy about decorating the tree is probably what many of you enjoy – pulling out ornaments that bring back memories of family and friends and good times. So many of those I am close to, and even a few acquaintances, have generously helped me decorate through the years by giving us ornaments. We can’t help but smile when we think of them. While our tree isn’t a masterpiece, hence the No Van Gogh title to this post, it suits us fine. Some of our most peaceful times are spent by the light of the Christmas tree in the evenings.
Here it is with some more decorations – a mishmash of ornaments through the years.
The star that tops our tree is from my childhood. It was always ‘the’ star that went on top of the tree. I have tried other tree toppers over the years, but this remains my favorite. In these photos you can’t really see many of the individual ornaments so I might post close ups of a few of them eventually.
Finished at last – with special memories of family & friends.
These two photos show the before and after side by side.
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