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.