Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Ye Ole Tree
Not only is this a special post because it shows off our family Christmas tree, it's also the very first post on Handmade Contessa. I've been working so hard to get my crafts shop up and running, that I've been a little lax in my holiday decorating. First to make an appearance in our house this year was 'Ye Ole Tree' as I fondly refer to it. This baby has been through some pretty rough times, but managed to serve us well. As I always say, "It ain't Christmas until the fake tree goes up!".

So our tree is a mutt or sorts. Except for the new balls we purchased this year in brown, gold, and bronze tones, all the ornaments have been collected over the years and hold sentimental value.

There's the very first ornament {a gingerbread man} my son made in pre-school. Several Disney-themed ornaments my kids love to hang and always get a kick out of since they think Santa will be happy to visit a house that's "down with Disney". Each boy has his own Santa envelope that holds his letter to Santa {so cute!}.

Of course, there's our nativity that has managed to survive two moves and countless near disasters courtesy of my rambunctious boys.

It's not the fanciest tree by any stretch of the imagination, but it always makes me feel happy once it's up. I recall all the memories that are attached to it and that makes it feel like Christmas to me.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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