Decorating for Christmas was one of my favorite memories as a young kid. We would haul out the tubs and boxes each year, ready to make the house feel festive and cozy. We always had a real tree and the tradition was to put it up and decorate it after Thanksgiving. Dusty and I have adopted that tradition and continue to wait until after Thanksgiving (typically the day after) to pick out our tree and put it up. We are also trying to continue the tradition of cutting down our own tree each year. We did cut down our tree this year, however, it ended up being too big for our living room so we used it in our entryway and instead bought a small faux tree (eek, cardinal sin – yikes!) But just for this year…because Rowan is toddling around and pulling and pushing on everything and we didn’t want any tree incidents. We needed a small tree, one that we could put on top of a table or counter out of reach – and every tree out in nature that was small enough was also very sparse! So a faux tree it is. Just for this year! Along with the tradition of cutting down our own tree to decorate, I also started to make small wreaths to hang inside the house…while this tradition might be a new one…it was a great way to bring the smell of the season indoors and it’s also an inexpensive way to decorate. What are some traditions you and your family do when it comes to decorating? Please share as I’m always looking for new ideas to implement for our own family!
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