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Blogmas Day 9 | THE TREE

The Tree

Today's post is all about the Christmas Tree. Every year many of us mark the start of festivities by trudging to our local garden centre or venturing into the loft, to participate in one of a few Christmas traditions we all share, decorating the tree.

In our house it's usually barely into December and we are pulling pine needles for a sniff whilst sizing up the branch ratios. We suddenly become experts in the types of tree, Blue Spruce, Nordmann Fir and we know precisely the ones to avoid for needle droppage just by looking at them (those spindly ones, you know the ones.)

This year, somehow, we managed to make it to week two of December before we put our tree up. In a decoration overhaul I decided to throw away all the 'temporary' ones that have continued to come out year on year for 6 years. What I didn't think about was that Christmas decorations are ridiculously expensive. 

 
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches
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So our tree is looking a little bare but we can add a few decorations each year until our collection is complete.

 
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I'm aiming for all white, with perhaps a few silver or glass here and there. This just really suits my style, I love things to look classic and have a real aversion to red and gold - but I've never worn gold jewellery or liked things that are very showy so that's not surprising. It's all about your taste - its your tree!

 
 

These are my favourite decorations that I've picked up this year. They are just simple glass droplets by Gisela Graham (queen of decs ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ) I actually think the tree would look lovely with only these and some warm twinkly lights, they are so pretty.

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Your boughs so green in summertime
Stay bravely green in wintertime
O tannenbaum, O Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches
 
Let us all remember
In our gift giving and our merriment
With our family and friends and loved ones
The real and true meaning of Christmas
The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
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I bought lots of little cheaper decorations and baubles and upgraded them by removing the standard silver string that they come with and replacing it with pretty white ribbon cut offs that I had at home. They look so much lovelier now and it's such a cheap and simple way to improve some decorations or give them new life.

 
 
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Happy Decorating!

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