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Decorate Your Tree in Style

One of my favorite holiday traditions is buying and decorating the Christmas tree. Growing up, we would always go the day after Thanksgiving to the neighborhood tree tent, pick out our favorite tree and take our annual tree picture in front of it. Then we would rush home and spend the rest of the evening decorating the tree as a family and listening to Christmas music. Fast forward to today, when I’m proud to say we’ve maintained the same tradition with our children, and I’m pretty sure that fresh tree smell gets better year after year.

Decorating the Christmas tree is a wonderful tradition, but in our house, the decor is anything but traditional! We actually have two Christmas trees—one for mommy (my colors this year will be turquoise and gold), and one for the kids. And I’ve got to admit, the kid’s tree is pretty stinkin’ cute! Between the homemade ornaments and the SpongeBobs and princesses, my children’s tree is the perfect mix of personality and memories! And best of all, they can mess it up as much as they want, and I don’t have to worry about it.

So get creative! Choose a theme this year to brighten up your Christmas decor and show off your style. Here’s some of my favorite themes, for kiddos and grown-ups.

Christmas Tree Decorating Themes

1. Tobi Fairley Whimsical Pink Christmas Tree  2. Baby’s First Christmas Tree 3. Frosty Land Tree 4. Candyland Tree


Check out my Pinterest board for more Christmas tree theme ideas! Happy decorating!

About the author
Katy lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband and three kids, Cade, Ashlyn, and Lila! She is the designer behind Caden Lane and is a self-proclaimed workaholic who loves anything that has to do with design, textiles and babies.
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  • ashbash91810

    This little handmade owl would look great for themed Christmas tree! I think it would be great for a little girls room :)

  • Lisa McCollum

    What beautiful, creative and stunning christmas trees!

    Our tradition is to leave a little note in the christmas ornament box when we pack it up each year. It is so fun to read what we were doing the year before, what the kids were interested in, and what we hoped for the year to come. We just started this in 2007 and it’s so fun to read the notes as we unpack the ornaments. It adds so much to the tradition of decorating the tree.

    Love the seasons!

  • Rebecca

    I’d really love something like the candyland tree for my little girl.

  • Kathy

    Wow! How come I can’t decorate my tree this way??? these trees are so beautiful!


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