I love how everyone's Christmas trees, in a way, represent the owners personality. Growing up we had a tree full of random ornaments and bright colors, much like my mom; random and bright. Love ya Mom! Some people have those uptight organized trees that I long to have one day..
Last year Chris proposed a week before Christmas, so naturally I hit up the sales at Target the day after to score some ornaments for our first Christmas tree. There was little to choose from, even the day after, and I ended up with jewel toned ornaments. They wouldn't have been my first pick, but seeing how everything came together, I am pleasantly surprised.
I know one day we will have a tree full of our kids creations and have to resort to only decorating the top half of the tree due to a child ripping the bottom ornaments off. For now though, we are happy to have a tree with few custom made ornaments and a whole lotta color.
We started our own tradition this year. It's our first Christmas as a married couple, so new traditions are fair game. We decided that we would each pick an ornament representing something in our lives that year. This year I chose a camera. Why? Because Chris bought me a DSLR for Christmas even though I got it a week ago. The camera ornament represents the blog and my new life as a married woman and all the moments I love to capture...even if I don't know how to work the "M" mode yet :)
Now Chris...he chose the Grinch as his ornament. Seriously man?? Ya, that boy mus be trippin'! The Grinch doesn't give his wife a new camera three weeks before Christmas! As the rules go though, I have no say in what he picks. But I have free reign to judge away. I married a Grinch...a loving one though. Thank goodness.
Our tree matches Chris and I because it is a good mix of random and organization. Chris random, me organization all thee wayyy...ehhh maybe those are backwards, but I'll take what I can get. The colors are not traditional and are sorta out of the box, much like Chris and I!
Here's the story on the ummmm tree topper? One fine Sunday the mister and I went looking for the finishing touches to our Christmas decor. On the list: tree topper. I showed Chris dozens and dozens of toppers and this was his reaction (wait for it because it is super overwhelming), "Eh." What the heck is eh?!? I am not quite sure what my hubs had in mind for a tree topper...the traditional star or angel didn't make the cut, but neither did the whacky toppers either. Was he expecting Santa to come sit on top of our tree? Or an angel from above to grace us with her presence? We left numerous stores topless. Yes, topless. Get your mind out of the gutter.
Once we got home, topless, I began to decorate the tree. It got time to put the topper on and we were still topless. Excitin', right?!? Here is what I came up with (see above and below). Not exactly a topper, but it'll do. Maybe I will have some luck after Christmas when Chris is not invited along for the after-Christmas-sale shopping trip. Sorry Honey, no boys allowed. Ha, and look at that one lonely present. Maybe Chris really is the Grinch...just kidding!
What is your tree like? Random? Organized? All matchy matchy??