We picked out our tree before pulling back into our driveway from our Thanksgiving trip to LA and had it mostly complete by the end of the weekend. There are so many traditions I'd love to include with tree decorating, but if there's one thing I've learned this Christmas season, it's that we don't have to do everything right now. I am learning from our toddler that simple can be best. Traditions can be flexible; one part of preparing to celebrate Christ's birth is spending time together in peace, love, and joy.
W commenced tree decorating with his newest ornament.
Reuniting with this Hobby Lobby purchase brought nothing but smiles.
Of course before ornaments make their tree debut, they must be tested and toddler approved.
Although not quite clad in anything picture worthy, I'm thankful J captured our decorating moments this year as W needed a bit of assistance in getting the ornament loops around a tree branch.
Tiny hands, symbolic duck...
Our perfect Christmas tree!
I love a fully decorated tree with garland and mesh and bows and lights galore and have such an appreciation for those of you with the eye for themed and matching trees. Our style, though, stays true to what I remember as a child: a tree full of ornaments, each one holding a family memory, each one a link from past to present.