Today I’m linking up at Honey We’re Home to share our Christmas tree. Here’s our little $20 Big Lots Christmas tree. This year I went for deep reds and straw colored woods.Here is a little pine cone angel I picked up at an Oktoberfest.I bought a whole pack of straw ornaments for $5.99 from Ikea. They reminded me of the traditional ornaments found in southern Germany, where my mother is from.After three years of being on the lookout, I finally caved and bought a tree topper. There just doesn’t seem to be much out there. I hear a crafting project for next year!My aunt (also from Germany) sends Christmas ornaments year round. Here is one of my favorites! Our 2011 ornament.A cotton ball ornament I picked up from a plantation in Louisiana one summer vacation.A doll I made at sixth grade camp. Just kidding, not every ornament has a story : ] This is just from Target.Anak brought this glittered pine cone home from day care and I crafted into an ornament. Man, this is the stuff motherhood is made of!Anak’s hand print ornament from when he was just a few weeks old.
As you can see, my Christmas tree is a collection of memories which is what I think a Christmas tree is all about!
What’s your tree decorating philosophy?