Oh Christmas Tree…

by Andrea Cooley

It took a week to get our tree decorated, but it was worth the wait! Getting a real tree has been a process. We bought the tree last weekend, and after we got a stand and got it in the house I didn’t feel like decorating. So I got lights and a tree skirt during the week and we decorated on Saturday.

Every year Adam and I get a special ornament. This year, I went a little overboard and got several felt ornaments from West Elm (I couldn’t resist, and there was free shipping!). But the A and the C are the official ornaments for 2010. Do you have special ornaments or traditions?

I’m trying not to be crazy about the pine needles. I know it’s not necessary to vacuum everyday. I’m sure no one but me even notices them, right?  One of the fun things about this Christmas, is that it’s our first year celebrating in our house, so I got to find new places to put things. I especially loved hanging our stocking from our fireplace mantel. We had a gas fireplace with a mantel in the condo, but there’s something even more special about a wood mantel and a wood-burning fireplace.

One of my favorite things is to come home after work and see the lights on the tree (Adam works at home, so he turns the lights on at 5).

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