Even though it's only mid-November, I just can't help getting excited about Christmas. I've got Micaela's ornament swap, a kids' ornament swap that the boys are taking part in, and all sorts of parcel plans in my mind at any given time these days. And the blogosphere is just full of beautiful baubles for the Christmas tree! How can I help but dream about trimming the tree? It's one of my favourite Christmas traditions...
Check out a few little lovelies I've found online and would be happy to hang on the branches of our evergreen this year!
vintage striped balls via etsy
vintage gold ball via very fine house
teeny tiny snowmen via etsy
sweet little caroler via anthropologie
darling felt penguin via all things small
You can probably tell by looking at these that I've got a tree that doesn't really have a theme or a colour scheme. It's not all matchy-matchy. But it is beautiful. It has ornaments that have been in my family for years, and paper pretties that the boys made just last Christmas. There are candy canes made from pipe cleaners, and beautiful glass ornaments given to us as gifts. We have a lot of snowmen, there's just something about them I can't resist... It's a perfect combination of handmade and store bought decorations, and each and every one has some special significance to us. I love talking about each one as it comes out of the box and goes up onto a branch. Those boxes hold so many wonderful Christmas memories, don't they?
Oh, I can't tell you how excited I am to head out into the woods early in December and choose the perfect tree to adorn with all our many ornaments. It is going to be such fun!
What sort of tree will you be putting up this year?