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
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.
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
Little Miss H is holding our new Christmas decoration for this year – a green Christmas fairy.
The 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!
Our 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.