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Our Christmas Tree Day

A photograph of a young girl wearing an angel costume and standing by a Christmas tree and holding a fairy Christmas tree ornament - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

Ahhhh Christmas. It’s such a magical time. It’s even more magical now we have children. You see Christmas through their eyes. The excitement of seeing a tiny Christmas elf door appear outside your bedroom or of getting to unwrap a book every day during Advent.

We always put our Christmas tree up in the first weekend in December. We want Christmas to last as long as possible. But we don’t like to start it in November and our tree tends to come down the day after New Year.

Our Christmas Tree Day 2017

A photograph of a man, his young son and his young daughter putting the Christmas tree up in their living room - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

Christmas Tree Day is an important part of Christmas in our house. And especially this year as it was the first time we could really enjoy it as a family. Little Miss H, at four and a half, is so excited about Christmas. It’s wonderful to see and it makes me smile every time she says

“Mummy, I is so excited for Christmas. How many more sleeps?”

Little Mister H doesn’t fully understand Christmas. But he is adamant that he is going to be a part of everything.

So I was really excited about Christmas Tree Day. And it was wonderful.

Mr H and Little Miss got up early and headed off to our local garden centre to choose a tree. And Little Mister H and I stayed at home and had a lazy morning pottering around the house. Little Mister napped and I got out my Happy Planner and organised my December.

A photograph of a man and his young daughter putting the Christmas tree up in their living room - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

Then after lunch, Mr H brought the tree into the house and we began the process of decorating. I have to admit that I’m normally quite obsessed with the way the tree is decorated. I have rules that need to be obeyed. (Please tell me that I’m not the only person?!)

1. No tinsel on the tree.

2. Baubles must be evenly spaced.

3. The nicer baubles should be near the top of the tree.

4. One bauble per branch.

5. Colours must be evenly spread.

Well, on this occasion all my rules went out the window. And I absolutely love the way our tree looks. Because it was decorated with my daughter and with the added challenge of a little boy desperate to remove all the baubles.

After all, Christmas isn’t about having a designer tree. It’s about spending time with the people you love, relaxing and having fun.

Some more photos from Christmas Tree Day

A photograph of a little girl in an angel costume sitting on the floor and decorating a wooden Christmas tree with little wooden figures - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of a little girl looking intently at the Christmas tree and tries to undo the wrapping surrounding it - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of a young girl wearing an angel costume and standing by a Christmas tree and holding a fairy Christmas tree ornament - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite thingsLittle Miss H is holding our new Christmas decoration for this year – a green Christmas fairy.

A photograph of a little girl dressed in an angel costume placing a green Christmas fairy ornament on the Christmas tree - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of a Green Christmas fairy - a Christmas ornament on the tree - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of a little boy standing by a Christmas tree looking at and touching the baubles on the Christmas tree - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of a mum, her young daughter and her little son decorating the Christmas tree - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of decorations on a Christmas tree - including two long glass Christmas tree ornaments - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite thingsThe long glass decorations were the first Christmas decorations Mr H and I bought when we had our first tree. That tree was fake and was 6 feet high. We bought it in Woolworths on Camden High Street. And we then had to carry it along Camden High Street, which was heaving with Christmas shoppers and all the way to our flat on Chalk Farm Road. Mr H hated that tree! 

A photograph of a Christmas tree decorated with twinkling fairy lights, tinsel and lots of different coloured baubles - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite thingsOur beautifully decorated Christmas tree. It breaks all my rules but I love it because we decorated it as a family.

Have you put up all your Christmas decorations up? Have you had them up since the beginning of December? And the crucial question is do you have a real or a fake tree? I’d love you to leave me a comment and let me know.

Hugs

Lucy

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