Once the lights were straightened out and strung on the tree the fun times got started. I loved unwrapping each ornament and reminiscing about them. Each member of the family had their own favorites but the one I loved best was a little metal snowman picture frame that had a picture of our childhood babysitter.
Decorate! Beautify! Trim The Tree!
As we got older my mother started going to craft shows and fairs. I loved all the great items we'd find at them, things like these pine cone ornaments.
Snow White Natural Pinecone Christmas Ornaments - Set of 4 by AprilHilerDesigns
I'd strategically place items we had lots of so they didn't look clumped up on the tree.
Wool Felted Acorn Ornaments - Set of 12 in Red and White by angel dog designs
One year I stitched a set of felt ornaments.
Hand-stitched Angels by Future Leaders of Ghana
A standard of most Christmas trees are glass balls but we didn't have any handpainted ones.
Winter Trees with Cardinals Handpainted Ornament by Brush Stroke Ornaments
My brothers and I would fight over the package of tinsel. I thought it should be hung carefully and spread evenly. My brother was fine with throwing it on in clumps.
Vintage Tinsel Icicles by Ruby Floy
And finally we'd get to the tree topper. Sometimes we had an angel but when I was able to choose I'd always pick the star.
Star of Bethlehem Christmas Tree Topper, North Star by City Free Glass
Thank you to AprilHilerDesigns, angel dog designs, Future Leaders of Ghana, Brush Stroke Ornaments, Ruby Floy and City Free Glass for helping loaning me all these items to help trim the tree. Please check out these and all their other fabulous items in their Etsy shops.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!