Saturday, November 28, 2009

O Tannenbaum!

One of my traditions is to have the Christmas decor up and lit the day after Thanksgiving. I love to extend the Christmas season as long as possible. Having a grandchild (and now two!) has made the holiday magical again. I like to load every possible half inch of our skinny tree with merriness.
Of course this is a regular Grandparent tree. See the mitten that was Helena's? And the purple ornament she made us? Next weekend we will probably start the Christmas crafting with her. Like all good grandparent trees the branches are full of things she knows and the dancers and fun things are at the bottom of the tree where she can see them.

Next year will be completely different because Miles will be more aware and crawling--or maybe even walking. That will alter the position of ornaments again :)


Anonymous said...

What a great tree -- and I agree with you about the ornaments. Our tree is filled with ornaments made by my children or bought on a family vacation or made by my mother or sisters -- that's what makes it special. I love Helena's ornaments, and now you'll have even more wonderful memories with the ornaments made for and by Miles.

Eileen said...

You're not kidding! Beautiful tree.. I love all the homemade things. No grandchildren here yet.. so I am enjoying the fragile vintage ornaments for just a little while longer. Because I know someday I will need to put them away and have "safe" things.
Love your beautiful room. :-)

XUE said...

Oh how funny that this resembles Eileen's room so much ! Happy Monday from Tokyo!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a beautiful tree! Family ornaments just add to the beauty of the season!!!