Jen's Christmas- Our Tree

December 14, 2010

Our Christmas Tree!

I thought I would give you a little insight into Christmas at my house. For starters, our tree is fake- hubby's doing, not mine. It's full of ornaments we've collected over the years we've been married. We have a tradition every year: we each get an ornament that represented us. We'd also get an ornament with the year written on it. My husband is a HUGE Star Wars fan, so there's Darth Vader, Darth Maul and others from the movies all over the tree. When our oldest daughter was born, we started getting her an ornament for her every year as well. She loved Sesame Street, so we have lots of Elmo, Grover, and Abby Cadabby ornaments. Both girls have numbered ornaments to mark the first 5 Christmases they have. Each year we add a number.

When we put up the tree, the hubby puts it together and strings the lights. Then we, as a family, put on all our ornaments. The first two to go on the tree are a bride and groom that was hand made for us when we got married, since it was the bride and groom that started it all. We play Christmas music, eat Christmas cookies, and have a great time decorating our tree. In the last couple of years we've included Grandparents in our tree decorating. My parents now come over and my husband's Dad lives with us, so they all get to be part of the fun. Decorating the tree has become a tree decorating party.

A lot of people have themed trees, or decorated in specific colors. While ours doesn't really have either of those, I guess you could say it's our family's history. You'll find ornaments that show little parts of our personalities on our tree. I can't wait to see what ornaments we get each year.


David on December 14, 2010 at 9:32 PM said...

I've got to agree that I love our tree and our traditions. I would not change anything we do at all. I know that others have their traditions, but I enjoy having our whole family together each year to put it all together.

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on December 15, 2010 at 12:54 AM said...

I love your tree, it's so bright and nicely decorated! I really like this idea that you get a decoration that represents you, that's so nice.

Jen on December 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM said...

David- Thank you honey! I love our tree, too. Maybe next year we should see how the decorations would look on a real tree. :)

Irena- I love the traditions we started. We try to make Christmas a family thing. I need to find a reading decoration though. I have a writer one and a bookstore one, but no reading one.

Anonymous said...

I'm just discovering your blog Jenifer. Wow! I enjoyed reading your family's traditions. Knowing your husband's family well, I have to say I see a few of their traditions held over to your family too. Sweet! They always had an artificial tree, because it was less expensive year after year, and because it didn't ruin the carpeting! But they always had some green boughs around for the scent and I happen to know that though there were some Mickey & Peanuts ornaments on their trees, there were NEVER any Star Wars ornaments! Update this blog again as your children age.

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