Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Family Christmas Tree

Last week I showed you our Santa tree, our Angel tree, and the Snowman tree.  Today I am going to share our final but most special tree, our Family Tree.   Every year the entire family goes to pick out a live tree for the living room.  This tree has to be special because it is the tree where Santa leaves all the presents.  This tree is also very sentimental for us because it displays all the handmade ornaments that the kids have made over the years.  They love seeing all their hard work hung up on the branches.  We also include ornaments that were given to my husband and I when we were kids on this tree.  

Notice the lone present behind the tree in the picture above.  I bought it for my husband last week and when I brought it home had hidden it under my son's bed giving the kids the "keep it a secret" talk. Well, as soon as we had the tree all decorated my oldest son suggested that they wrap it and put it under the tree.  The two older ones used 2 different rolls of paper and lots of tape and got it done all by themselves (without fighting - big bonus:)) while the youngest played swords with the paper tubes.  They were so proud of their efforts.  It was a really sweet moment.

This year, since the kids are a little bit older, I let them do most of the ornament hanging.  By the time they were done the tree was a little bottom heavy:)   I left most of it in place but I did move a few fragile ornaments to the higher branches.  Most of the elements on this tree are very kid friendly including a red wooden bead garland, candy canes,  and non-breakable plastic ball ornaments.  

Here's a pine cone made by the kids.

This is a Popsicle stick star that came home from school last year.

Here are some other random ornaments from this tree.

My sister always gives the kids these really great creative ornaments.  I love this little porcupine she gave them a few years ago.

I hope you are enjoying this time of year as much as we do.

~Gold Shoe Girl~

Linking up here...

Thrify Decor Chick's Christmas Tree Party


1 comment:

  1. The sweetest type of tree is done by children! It's beautiful.

    Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!


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