Monday, November 23, 2009
It was a busy weekend yet I still had time to put up the tree. I try to set up all the decor in the last week of November. My youngest is always the first to ask, "Mommy, when are you going to put up the tree?" If there is one thing about J.P, he gets excited weeks before any event or holiday. His enthusiasm is contagious, and it's so easy to get into the Christmas spirit being around him.
I didn't spend a fortune on the decorations, and ornaments. I was resourceful, and used most of the materials (flowers, ribbons,and sachets) left over from my wedding to create the ornaments on the tree. The only things I purchased were the snowflakes and bells - which were inexpensive. The handmade ornaments were given to me from my mother-in-law. What a wonderful gift! You can find these ornaments at craft shows, or you can make them yourself. It's pretty easy to create your own Victorian Christmas tree. You may already have items in your home that you could use. Just be creative, and unique. Happy decorating!