Happy first day of December!
I LOVE Christmas and I’m (unashamedly) an early Christmas decorator. I get started early every year because I truly feel that a month of Christmas is just not enough. The month of December is so full of wonderful activities, but when you wait to start decorating until it all starts, it goes by too fast. I decorate early so when December hits, I am ready to sit back and enjoy every minute of it!
With that being said, I thought it’d take a little look back at some of my Christmas decorating through the years!
I’m proud to say I think I’ve come a long way.
I’m not particularly fond of my early work,
but thought you might enjoy taking a look at it with me.
A Look Back
Here is a blast from the past for ya!! Some years slipped away without a really good picture taken of the tree, and the only ones I could find were hidden behind pregnant bellies and crying babies…
Or crazy grandparents.
Here are a few more trees of Christmas past…
And then we enter the blogging chapter of life!
Notice the year I started blogging the pictures got remarkably better.
Thanks for taking a look back with me!
I hope this Christmas season is one of encouragement and comfort to you and your family. Remember to slow down just a little and enjoy the peace and beauty of the season that only God’s presence can bring.
Find my Christmas home tour from THIS YEAR here: 2016 Christmas Home Tour
Sarah – Thanks for sharing your trees over the years. I love that you didn’t select the same kind of tree each year.
A tip that not many people of for you and your readers on selecting a tree: Some trees are better for holding ornaments than others. If you decorating a tree with something light (like your flocked tree with plaid ribbon) a White Pine is a great tree. But if you plan to hang ornaments [like the white bear ornament on your tree next to your hearth] you’ll be better off with a White Spruce.
This is because the White Spruce has needles that are short and stiff while the White Pine’s needles are soft and pliable so they bend with the weight of an ornament.
Of course there are many more species of Christmas trees but I think the Spruce and Pine illustrate the point of thinking about the ornaments you want to hang on your tree when you select your next Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas! And thanks for sharing your beautiful trees from throughout the years.