Every Christmas tree has it’s own personality. What is your tree saying about you? Are you simple and traditional, with one real tree covered in a mix of red and gold balls and children’s homemade ornaments? Or are you modern and flashy, throwing caution to the wind?
Traditional, Whimsical or Avant Garde?
No longer does a tree have to be draped in red and green. Bright pinks and purples are found in every style of holiday decor from ribbons to garland. I like each of my trees to have their own unique look. I like them to stand our from a crowd!
Traditional trees are cozy and often remind us of our childhood. Trees laden with homemade ornaments, tinsel and glass balls are the quintessential picture of a perfect Christmas.
Faux or Real? We had real, live evergreen trees for years. But it soon became clear that a fake tree was in order. We love to have the house decorated for over a month and we have had at least one tree topple over. As the weeks pass the tree drys out and eventually cannot withstand the weight of the ornaments.
Faux trees make an extended Christmas possible as they will look the same in January as they do the day you put them up in December (or November as in my case). However there is a huge trade-off. No longer will you have the smell of fresh pine wafting through your home. Many families treasure their annual jaunt to the Christmas tree farm to cut their own fresh tree. Well, all except my friend’s son got poison oak from that excursion! Poor guy!
Are you a Single-Tree or Multi-Tree Kind of Home?
Having multiple trees may mean you are a hoarded of all things Christmas like me so the multiple trees become a necessity because all of my ornaments simply won’t fit on one tree! Or it may mean you just love having a cheery reminder of the amazing celebration of Christ being born in every corner of your home.
Now matter what kind of holiday decor you put up I hope you will enjoy all of your blessings, and reflect upon reason for the season. -Meredith