Confession… I totally wanted to put up our Christmas tree before Thanksgiving this year. Some years I’m just feeling the holiday spirit earlier than others… WHAT CAN I SAY!
But since it’s a tradition for us to cut down a live tree each year, Nick convinced me that getting one too early could cause it to dry up all crispy-like and be a fire hazard by the time Christmas actually gets here.
PLEASE PASS THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER!
It’s hard to find the perfect tree to cut down when it’s after Thanksgiving and they’ve all been picked over. Some years we’re on the ball and go early to ‘tag’ a tree… which basically just means you’re putting in on layaway so nobody else can snag your perfect tree. But alas… not so organized this year.
Finally we found a tree that’s suitable for our 9 foot ceilings. The needles are a little droopy for my taste, and she’s a little plump …but who am I to judge? Droopy and plump are two prominent adjectives that I would use to describe myself… and I ROCK droopy and plump. I OWN IT.
Scroll back up to that last pic for a sec. On the right… that’s the sunroof open so you can see the trunk of the tree on top of our car. I was so proud of myself for coming up with that angle.
We got that hefty sucker home and decked the halls for the rest of the day. You should know by now that I’m not one of those bloggers that perfectly decorates their color-coordinated tree in such a way that it could be featured on the cover of Pottery Barn mag. Nope. I absolutely L.O.V.E all the eclectic ill-placed ornaments that have memories and stories behind them, or are homemade. I wrote this post last year about WHY… and I still wouldn’t have it any other way.
Even though this is our tradition, I still have so much appreciation for all the immaculately decorated trees that have so much love and creativity involved! What does YOUR tree look like? Do you have multiple trees so you can have the best of both worlds? Let’s chat about Christmas trees! White lights or colored? Real tree or artificial? Matchy ornaments or collected-over-time? GO!