I was having my usual struggles with deciding whether to decorate a tree this year. It seemed a lot of effort to expend for such a short time and now, for so few. My Christmas tree is at least 5' tall. The thought of hauling it upstairs was daunting. I needed to come up with another solution.... My daughter had a little tree...approximately 2 1/2 feet tall. She was willing to trade. We both win!
I enlisted the help of Alexia when she visited. She is a great little tree decorator.
Most of the ornaments on our tree are a lot older than she is! My daughter, Mandy (aged 25) made the tree topper when she was 5.
I have many decorations. Some are handmade by my children, a friend, my mom, my MIL and myself. Some are store bought. This year I did not need to read posts about inexpensive decorations..... I have enough... I have stopped buying and making.
I am glad that I did put up a tree. We need the bright colours at this time of the year... and it is nice to have another look at the ornaments... many that were lovingly handcrafted...that have graced our tree for so long