Holiday Tree and Decorations!

Holiday Tree, Xmas Tree, Christmas Tree, Hanukkah Bush, Festivus Pole...

Last weekend D and I went to Ace to pick up a holiday tree. From the looks of the trees there it looks like we should have gone on the day right after Thanksgiving, slim pickings. The remaining trees were all either an expensive type of evergreen I’ve never heard of or 8+ feet tall! We eventually found a 6-7 footer of said mysterious conifer and brought it home… The whole time D had her fingers crossed that it was not too tall.

Just a dead tree

After trimming the bottom and getting it into the stand we realized why there were so many of these trees lying around Ace still… They aren’t that aesthetically pleasing… The branches are sparse, the trunk was bare nearly two feet up, and all the branches seemed to be tilting upwards at much too great an angle.  But it was our holiday tree and we were going to enjoy it, dammit! So out came the ornaments; the nice thing about all our ornaments is that they are all hand crafted either by family or people my mother met at various craft fairs and swap meets. Fifteen odd years ago my mom threw away all the Xmas ornaments they had purchased over the years except for ones that had been handmade, and began shopping for new hand made ornaments. When I got married in 2009 1/3 of the ornaments she had collected over the years were gifted to D & I to decorate our first tree. D’s mom also gave us all the ornaments that D had made over the years as a child when we got married. Many of the ornaments have a personal story attached to them, some of which I actual remember! It is nice though to have ornaments on a tree that each tell a little story about them, us, or the people who made them…

D decorates the tree. Ornament placement is serious business!

Thankfully, since putting the tree up the branches have settle somewhat and the tree has a more “filled-out” appearance. Both of us were a little skeptical at first but the tree is starting to grow on us…

This is the extent of our holiday decorating beyond putting up a tree...

Once the tree was finished we put up the rest of our decorations. Which consisted mostly of a very tiny Christmas Village and a some countdown blocks my sister made everyone last year. The bottom of the tree has begun to slowly fill up with presents (though there is still a Festivus sized hole at there…) I hope all you readers are enjoying the season as much as D and I are. Happy Holidays!

Author: falselogic

Doesn’t mix well with polite company; his two favorite topics being politics and religion. Would rather be out cycling, swimming, running, or camping. Misspent his youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.