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Christmas 2012: Our Tree

Our Tree

We have been waiting a year to see this tree up and decorated.  For those who don’t remember we scored a great deal on a tree after Christmas.  Which was perfect because our previous $30 tree just wasn’t cutting it anymore.

This one is though.  I love how tall and elegant it looks.  It fits the size of our room a lot better and is the perfect height for our angel on top.

Thankfully, what you can’t see in the picture above is that the ornaments stop about a foot from the bottom of the tree.  Why you ask?  Noah.  Even though many of them are shatterproof I don’t want her learning to play with the ornaments or to think that the tree is a toy.  So I figured for this first year I would try to keep them out of her reach as much as possible.  Sometimes the best way to resist temptation is to remove the temptation.

Besides our shatterproof ornaments we have a few special ones decorating the tree as well.  Some of them I shared last year, others are our anniversary ornaments (still working on this years, and a few of them are Noah’s.

Like this one that is an imprint of her hand from last year.  It was crazy to put her hand up to it and see how much it had grown in one year!  And don’t let that little ornament fool you.  It was a lot of work to get that handprint.  Besides the fact that we were working with a newborn baby we, ML had quite a time getting the mold to do right.  It was so frustrating that he even went and complained to Buy Buy Baby about what horrible product it was.  Thankfully, we managed to get a decent handprint out of it.

Plus with the left over clay or whatever that stuff was we made a little imprint of Emma’s paw.  You know… just in case it grows form year to year.

Here are a few more ornaments that we have dotting the tree.

This one was a wedding gift.  I love all the glitter on it.

Here are our shatterproof ornaments or fillers.

This little guy was on Noah’s door decoration at the hospital.

And this one shows her birthdate, weight, and length.  Is anyone else baffled at why length is so important at birth?  

So there you have it.  Our new and improved tree for 2012.

Is anyone else sporting a new tree this year?  Or maybe just some new ornaments?  What are some of your favorite ornaments on the tree?

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Christmas 2011: Our Tree

Like with our mantel, I didn’t go shopping for anything new this year.

Originally, we had plans to buy a new tree.  We have had the same $30 Wal-Mart tree for four years now, so we felt like we were due an upgrade.  Time got away from us though, and before we knew it, we had a baby and the same old tree.

We are in the market for new 7′-0″ tall, fake tree but feel weird paying full price for it when it will be drastically reduced after Christmas.  Our second thought was to buy a real tree to tie us over until next year.  They were pretty reasonably priced, but if you throw in the tree stand and lights its not worth it for just one year.

So that brings us back to our $30 tree for one more year.  Which breaks down to $7.50 a year.

I don’t think it looks too bad… except for all the empty space under the tree.  We haven’t gotten around to wrapping any presents yet!  I added a little extra ribbon this year and bows that I normally hang on the garland.

 It was fun hanging all the ornaments on the tree and adding the ones Noah received as gifts.

With all our ornaments (read about our aniversary ornaments here) and ribbon, the gaping holes disappear.

But I will be out the day after Christmas looking for our new tree!

Update:  We scored a great deal on a much bigger tree after Christmas!  Check it out here.

Are you a real tree or fake tree family?  Is anybody else in the market for a new tree for next year?

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