09 December 2009

O, Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree went up the Friday before Thanksgiving. That's right, folks. I love everything about Christmas trees. (Well, fake Christmas trees. I'm sure I'd love the smell of a real tree, but they put me in an allergy-induced haze. It's really not that great for me.)

This year, we have a brand new tree. As a single lady, I used a tree formerly owned by my parents. I loved that little tree. Other than the two branches that somehow went missing and required some hefty maneuvering to make the tree look full all the way around. So, our new tree has some pretty cool features, including:

1. It's flocked. I never thought I wanted a flocked tree. Until now. I think they're so much prettier. At least with the ornaments we have.

2. It has clear AND colored lights, which means it's perfect for a house divided over the color of lights. I like clear; Husby likes colored. Conflict avoided.

3. It has a remote control. This feature in itself allowed me to purchase the tree without Husby seeing it. I knew that this one feature would cover anything he didn't like about the tree. Conflict avoided, again. (I'm so good at that!)
My love for our Christmas tree could be fueled by an obsession with Christmas ornaments. I think I've always loved ornaments. At least as far back as I can remember. I was delighted to receive this ornament from one of my students. It came a couple of weeks after I returned to work from our honeymoon; she had to find the perfect ornament, she said. I think she did well.
Jeremy and I both love this verse from Joshua 24: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." And I just couldn't pass up this ornament; it's complete with a great verse, polka dots and a cute ribbon!
On our honeymoon, we decided that we'd collect Christmas ornaments each time we visit somewhere new for the first time. It's a souvenier that can be appreciated over and over again! Here is one of our ornaments from San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge.
If this ornament looks vintatge, that's because it is! I inherited two awesome boxes of ornaments from my great-grandmother. They're all hanging proudly on our tree, but I think this is my fave!
One year in college, I decided to make ornaments for myself. I made a set of five out of felt, but I think I like this one the best.
I love our tree and hope that memories are proudly displayed on it every year.


Adriane said...

i love your new tree! BUT i am sad to see the little tree retired. i have happy memories of said tree!!!! :)

Pleasant Drive said...

Oooo, I love the flocked tree! Presh! And, we, too buy ornaments as souvenirs. Such a fun thing to do. Merry Christmas!

Danielle Jo said...

Krissy, I love y'alls Christmas tree! It looks awesome! It's kinda funny but when I started reading the blog I wondered if you would mention the felt ornaments. And then there it was, I remember you babysitting us and we made a pair!

Di said...

I to have had my tree up since the week before Christmas, and Friend let me tell you I have been in a perpetual good mood since. I just can't help it walking in my door and seeing it. You guys' tree is absolutely gorgeous! Flocked trees are great! Thanks for sharing.