One of my favorite festivities of the holiday is decorating the tree. I used to go all out making new decorations each year. We would treat the tree like a blank canvas and create ornaments around a theme.
This year I want to focus more on the spiritual side of the holiday and that includes reigning in my crazy over-the-top decorating. So my girls and I will make a few new ornaments for this year, to spend some time together. Our tree has evolved into a collection of handmade and nature themed decorations. We are going to make some felt birds and wire nests. My goal this year is to create an imperfectly decorated tree - I'm going to let everyone help and not 'correct' anything. It's really about the memory, not the photo op!
A few of my favorite decorations:
1. Tiny straw stars from my Grandma
2. Paper ball ornaments that my husband made
3. Crocheted snowflakes
4. Wood acorns
It just isn't Christmas without the smell of a pine tree in my living room!
I love to sit on the couch after everyone has gone to bed, with a cup of hot chocolate and some quiet music in the background. Stealing away some time to reflect and enjoy the peace of the season.
Wishing you merry and bright moments all through December!