This is a pre-lit tree...thank goodness! The bulk of the ornaments are Hallmark,
but there are also various sizes of colored Christmas balls, German style candle
holders with red candles, homemade popcorn garland (that I save from year to
year) and a tin star on top.
I started buying Hallmark ornaments before I was married and the tradition has
continued for over 25 years. Our 2 kids (now adults) each get at least one
ornament every year and open them on Christmas Eve and place them on the
tree. It didn't take long for them to figure out that the gift they got to open on
Christmas Eve was an ornament (and another gift was their new pajamas, our
An ornament from a favorite Christmas movie...Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Reindeer. Now we have it on DVD and don't have to wait for it to come on
television...although my kids never liked it as much as I did as a kid.
This one was for my daughter last year...we like to have a "girl's day" and get
We also have a tree in our family room. This one has been decorated the same
way for 8 or so years. It's a tall, skinny tree that doesn't take up much room.
It's decorated with white lights and candle lights, pewter ornaments with red
ribbon, homemade gingerbread men, draping candles, a few wood Santas, a
cream wood bead garland, old fashioned tin icicles and a tin punched star.
There's a small tree that I put in the kitchen. I made all the ornaments years
The ornaments are made from cinnamon sticks, thin "slices" of wood, small
spools and small clothes pin that replicate a candle holder, and cookie cutter
style ornaments made from a cinnamon applesauce recipe and others from
bread and then dipped in wax.
Thanks for stopping by ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS