Blogmas Day 22: Christmas Tree & Decorations

I love the tradition of the Christmas tree and decorations so much I did a whole post series on it. You can see the posts about many of my special Christmas decorations by searching for Tree Branch Tales on the blog.

We’ve always had a fake tree. My father was a firefighter and I think had a fear of fire from a real, dry Christmas tree. Seems my mom once said how much he worried about my grown sister and her insistence on a real tree for her family.

We only recently replaced our tree around here with a new, smaller pre-lit tree. I was happy to find out my husband didn’t actually throw away our old, huge artificial tree. It’s in the attic waiting for a day when the living room furniture accommodates it again. I miss its ability to carefully hold each of our special decorations.

I put a decoration on our new tree and watched as it slid off the branch and broke. My husband said: It’s just a decoration.  I said: No, it’s not just a decoration! All our ornaments are special.

So our tree sits mostly empty with 3 days to go until Christmas as I didn’t feel like risking more ornaments. It’s just been a bit of an off-year for it. However, it does hold two new (unbreakable) special ornaments!

New Christmas Tree Ornaments For 2018:

The newest one is from my gift basket at work. This little mitten with the jingle bells is already a favorite.

And I also have my U.S. Capital Tree ornament hanging nestled in the branches. 

Other Decorations:

If we had space and budget allowed, I’d probably drive my husband crazy by putting a tree in every room. Last year I did add some greenery to our kitchen doorway.

However, I mainly stick with my angels and Nativity sets.

Just for fun, I’ll share one more “real life” photo with you. We do have a small tree in our small bedroom bath…right beside the mouthwash! 

What kind of Christmas tree do you have?


Joining Tamy from Chasing My Life and Rebecca from Rebecca’s Hearth and Home for Blogmas.


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2 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 22: Christmas Tree & Decorations

  1. Tamy

    Sorry your ornament broke – I hate when that happens – you’re right each one is so special! I love the idea of multiple trees, but have never done it. I have a friend who does do multiple trees and whose husband made her a special top for the tub in their spare bath so she could even put a tree in there.

    I’ve acquired so many ornaments over the years that I now group them into themes and rotate them from year to year.

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