I wasn’t going to reveal this to everybody but my husband said I had to since the blogosphere is all about honesty and sincerity and thruthiness — right? — so the plain simple fact is I only put our tree up yesterday. Yesterday. As in four days before Christmas. I know, I know. Friends were shocked and appalled. Family members kept checking in anxiously on my (non) progress. How did this happen? I’m not quite sure. It’s not that I’m anti-tree. I put my mom’s up for her. I oohed and ahhed over everybody else’s trees. I just never got around to doing my own. I didn’t do it the weekend after Thanksgiving because I was gone and I was gone the next weekend, too, and then I had the Sinus Infection From Hell and then suddenly it seemed too close to time to take it down to put it up. And I was sort of approaching it as an experiment: How would I feel if I didn’t put a tree up? As Dec. 25 got closer, I got my answer: Not good. So up it went on Monday and everybody has been properly impressed. I have had the stockings up since Dec. 1, though, so there you are. And here’s the thing: Our Christmas tree is not one of those beautifully color-coordinated and themed trees. I think those are pretty, but I don’t do it myself. Nope. Our tree is like a family scrapbook — one with green stickery things that the cats climb up. We’ve got 20-year-old kindergarten wreaths and baby Jesuses sharing branch time with vacation souvenirs and mementos of favorite things and good times. Now, that’s a Christmas tree.
I love your tree!♥ Yours holds the best memories:)
Well, I know this makes you feel better. Good for you!
Thank you for the kind words, Lori. Much appreciated. And you know what, dearest husband? I think it turned out pretty well, after all! Maybe last-minute tree-decorating needs to be our new family tradition.
Well, my tree is more like a family scrapbook, too and I love it! And I think there’s something special about a tree at the last minute – bringing Christmas in.
So glad you got your tree up! Don’t beat yourself up about not having it sooner. You can just leave it up longer than the rest of us! LOL
Aw, Lecia and Ginny — thanks for understanding and not judging! I love the ideas of “bringing Christmas in” and then leaving the tree up longer to compensate. Y’all are great!
And a pretty Christmas tree at that! Way to go, at least it’s up before the big day!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Thanks, Tabitha. Y’all have a great Christmas, too.
Family scrapbook trees are the best kind. The decorator type are a bit pretentious for me.
You and me both, Michele. Glad you liked it.