Wednesday, December 15, 2010

(Sort of) Wordless Wednesday

2010 Christmas tree
Setting up the Christmas tree is always an adventure. Glenn and I make a good team because I hate doing the lights and he hates doing the ornaments. Actually, for Glenn, it comes down to the fact that I love putting up all the ornaments from my childhood, no matter how silly they are. Glenn prefers a "pretty" tree, a la color coordinated.

What "kind" of tree do you have? Do you break out all the ornaments you've gathered over the years, or is your tree themed?

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  1. I'm all for the 'crazy' tree look. Right now we only have a tiny tree (1 foot tall!) that sits on our end table, but I can't wait to get a proper sized one (maybe next year?) and get decorating! My favorite part of decorating the tree when I was younger was pulling out all the old, special, sometimes strange ornaments that were a part of my childhood every Christmas.

  2. Matt and I have always had a "pretty" tree, but now that we have a child I look forward to having one of those trees covered with glitter-glue-pinecones and other kiddie craft cuteness =)

  3. We have a pretty tree (with a little chaos thrown in thanks to Scotty!) I can't stand colored lights, so I tore them off this year and am much happier with the white lights. Scotty's been rearranging the snow flakes and candy canes, ornaments still haven't made it on yet. In our next house we'll have two trees again...mine will be the pretty one, family room will have the tree with all the mismatched ornaments on it!

  4. My mom made me stuffed red fabric hearts for my tree. I love them. They are so simple and beautiful and I love that my little girls can pull them off the tree and play with them too.

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  5. Your tree looks beautiful. I think an eclectic, family tree is perfect for those of us with young kids. There is plenty of time to design a themed tree when they're older! :)

  6. We grew up with the cover-it-with-everything look, which I liked. But when I got married and we didn't have a whole lot of ornaments, I appreciated being able to scale it back and be coordinated for a little while. I figured once we had kids who could make or give us ornaments, there would be no way we could keep the pretty tree at that point! So we're transitioning now into the other type, but I'm still happy. :)

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  7. Just noticed this post. I don't have any of the ornaments from my parents still have those. We did the color-coordinated thing, but that was back when our living room was purple. Now that it's blue and brown, the tree looks odd, but whatever. We've begun to add other random ornaments so it's not an all purple, sliver and gold tree. As for lights, a couple years ago we bought a pre-lit tree and that eliminates the need to string lights. We have all white lights.


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