Describe your Christmas tree (either now or from childhood) -- is it themed? Feel free to chat about other trees you've admired over the years as well!
Growing up, it was always exciting to go and choose out a live Christmas tree each year! My sisters and I would decorate the tree with an eclectic selection of ornaments including homemade ones and 'Baby's first Christmas' ornaments from our first Christmases. My dad was very adamant about only having one strand of tinsel per branch (something I didn't fully appreciate until I was older). One year, we even went out to a Christmas tree farm and chose which tree to chop down. I remember being excited about the fact that we were in the mountains complete with snow!
When my Grandma was alive, she had a beautiful tree with themed ornaments (I think the theme was something like blue and silver). I remember being very skeptical at the thought of a tree where all the ornaments were a certain color, but once it was fully decorated, I couldn't believe how gorgeous it looked!
Now that I'm married, we have a fake tree that my husband had before we met. I'd like to get a real tree, but am always concerned about it drying out too soon (I like to get the tree up as soon as I can after Thanksgiving, though in many previous years, I end up getting it up much later than I'd like). I decided on our honeymoon that ornaments would be the perfect thing to collect when we went on trips. That way, when we put up the Christmas tree, we can remember the places we've been together. My husband and I were married about a month and a half before Christmas, so we didn't have a lot of money to invest in ornaments and decorations. We ended up buying some inexpensive ornaments and have been slowly replacing them with ornaments that are more personal. My husband went down to a glass blowing place and made me a few ornaments for our first Christmas. It was a very thoughtful gift that still makes me smile. After my son was born, I decided that I wanted to make an ornament each year that included a picture of him, so that every year, we would look back and remember previous years, but I'm a few years behind
. I'm hoping to make the past two year's ornaments as well as one for this year sometime between now and Christmas.