My all-time favorite childhood Christmas tradition was our tree tradition! 🎄We didn’t have fancy, artificial, prelit trees like we do now. My dad would take my brother and I to the local nursery to pick out our family’s REAL Christmas tree. We looked forward to it every year! 🎉 Our strategy for tree selection was simple: comb the lot front to back, side to side and narrow down the biggest tree they had!! 🤩 We almost always had our mega tree flocked and then we would come home, string lights on it and all take turns hanging our significant/handmade ornaments all over it. Looking back, it wasn’t a “pretty” tree like the one I have in my house right now, but it’s pretty special that memory is the one that has stuck with me the most. ❤️ So last night we set out to start something special for our own crew!! (Side note: @thechadhedrick made me BEG for a real tree 🙄😩 - you know the whole spending money on something we are going to throw away lecture...) we had a rocky start at the nursery with people not getting along + tripping + crying etc etc etc but we ended up having such an awesome family night around our first ever REAL tree. 😭🎄❤️ My mama heart was SO happy, can you tell?
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I thought I would share a close-up of this view today. If you look real close there’s a manger behind the sectional on the dresser. My mother-in-law gave me that manger 20 years ago. I thought about buying a new manger and using the same figures because it’s so precious to me. Do you have something that you kept over the years that you will always have out at Christmas time?
Today I am recovering from a long weekend out of town for my husband’s Christmas party. We had so much fun! Do you have lots of Christmas parties planned??