Our Christmas Tree

Welcome to the 12th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. I hope you have enjoyed this 12 day adventure. Today I am sharing our Christmas Tree. This summer we adopted our cat, Autumn, and this is her first christmas with us and I’m nervous about her and the tree. She is very playful so I am making sure the bottom of the tree is unbreakable and cat and kid friendly.

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars

 


This year I have named our tree, The To Perfect Christmas Tree because it’s perfectly shaped. My husband made the final choice as I was chasing our children around the nursery, who thought it was hilarious to run between the trees. It was a memorable picking a tree day. It was so funny in the car because my husband said “let’s get a coffee and drink it as we pick out a tree.” I loved this idea and I love Tim Hortons, but I thought is this going to work? I left my coffee in the car and we ended up having a good laugh that we thought we were going to stroll and sip coffee while tree shopping with our children.

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Now back to the “To Perfect Christmas Tree”, I named it this because I like full trees with funny shapes, but this tree surprised me and is fuller then I thought (also perfectly shaped) and it looks beautiful.

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Our Christmas Tree tells are family story. Every ornament has a memory and each one is special and unique. My mom started this special tradition with my siblings and I by giving us an ornament every year of something special and unique that happened. She also carries on the same tradition for her grandchildren. As I decorate the tree each year special memories take me back to different points in my life. To me decorating the tree is a memoir of my life, of the places I have been and the places I am going. I have a couple ornaments from my Grandma that are very special to me.

Here are some of my favorites:
Jenny Ornament that my mom made for me when I was little. I have loved hanging this on the tree every year as long as I can remember.

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Our Wedding Ornament

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Our First House Ornament

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My Son’s First Christmas Ornament

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My Daughter’s First Christmas Ornament

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A Keepsake from my Grandma

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Special Gift from my Son:

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It was another adventure decorating the tree with two children 4 and under and a very curious cat. Eventually everyone got bored with decorating and left me in peace to finish the tree. We ended up moving the tree away from the front window because when the cat jumped out of the window, she knocked off lots of ornaments and that just wasn’t going to work.

Then I add these cute burlap bows to the tree to finish it.

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I hope you have enjoyed my tree and the adventures of getting and decorating the tree. These are special memories that I will cherish forever. The joy, excitement and magic on my children’s faces as we decorated the tree was priceless. From my family to yours we wish you a magical Christmas.

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Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.