Our Family Christmas Tree

Our Family Christmas Tree

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Who else loves the smell of a fresh new Christmas tree? Oh the joys that smell brings. Our pleasantly plump tree is perfect, has hardly any holes and is the best tree I think we have ever had. Okay, I probably say that about all of them, but each one holds a special place in my heart. Every year our tree represents our family and captures those moments in time that turn into keepsake ornaments.

Our Family Christmas Tree

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Our Family Christmas Tree

My husband has been wanting to get a tree at the corner tree lot, but I wasn’t sure about that. Well the weather didn’t cooperate with our original plans to get our tree the Sunday after Thanksgiving because it was an ice storm. It all worked out though because I was able to do the rest of the decorating before tree time.

Picking out our Christmas Tree on the lot

So on Monday, we picked the kids up from school and went to the tree lot on the corner. It was perfect. It was lightly snowing and it was fun to pick out a tree outside. For me it was memories of going to the tree farm as a kid and picking out a tree or my dad cutting one down. My kids had a blast making snowballs with the snow and throwing them around.

Christmas Tree

Now the tree didn’t look that big on the lot, but once we got it home the realization hit that we probably bought a tree that was too big and round. The tree is so perfectly shaped it was hard to put the ribbon on because normally I just put it in the holes of the tree, this year it was’t so easy to add the ribbon.

Buffalo Check Christmas Tree with Ribbon

As for decorating, this isn’t a designer tree or a themed tree (but oh how I love them), but just a tree filled with love and memories.

Kids decorating the tree with all the ornaments in one place

My daughter put all of her ornaments close together and we had that experience of trying to put as many ornaments as she could on each branch. Her older brother kept reminding her it was one ornament per branch. The joy on their little faces seeing their ornaments again was wonderful, I really should have recorded it.

Jack Skellington Ornament on Christmas Tree

My son as so excited to see his Jack Skellington Ornament and my daughter was excited to see her horse ornament.

Kids Ornament Box to Decorate the Tree

After losing several ornaments last year, when I put the ornaments away I made a box just for the kids to put on the tree. It worked out perfectly and they were so happy to decorate. Don’t I have the cutest helpers around?

Decorating the family tree with family

Our Christmas Tree Ornaments

I have my buffalo check ribbon and all the adorable homemade ornaments I have made ( and ornaments made by the kids).

Buffalo Check farmhouse Ornaments

My new ornaments from the ornament exchange are perfect. Taking out the ornaments and seeing each one, is like seeing an old friend for the first time in along time. The paint stick ornaments were a perfect addition to the tree.

Our Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

Seeing the tree lit up every night makes my heart happy and gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. Did you seen elf on the shelf under the tree? He must of had a good time last night driving. My decorating is done and it’s time to enjoy the season. I’m wishing you and yours a happy holiday season!

Christmas Tree at Night

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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.