But it won't be for many more years if the difficulty buying a tree gets much more pronounced! Or should I say buying an affordable tree that we like! We went to our local garden centre and there were trees for less than £20 but they looked like they had fallen off the back of a truck (literally - and then maybe reversed over) they were so pathetic. Then we spotted the really nice ones, before I staggered away, reeling from the price tag - some almost £75!! Am I just getting pathetically old and unrealistic or is that a lot of money for a tree for the holiday?!
Eventually we decided on one and brought it home, got it standing straight and (somewhat) tall. Then the decorating commenced. Everyone has different ideas of what they would like their tree to look like. Ours is a complete mishmash reflecting our life. Himself didn't bring any decorations in his dowry nor has he contributed since. The tree is my thing not his, and the girls too now that I have thoroughly brainwashed them.
|Like most families, we have the ornaments made in pre-school.|
|And the ornaments made more recently by the girls.|
Emily's Christmas pudding.
|Helen's snowman and Rudolph made two years ago.|
|Australia - obviously!|
In actual fact a Chinese New Year decoration but perfect on our tree.
Our tree might not be to everyone's taste but it is ours and we like it. It is full of good memories in its eclectic assortment of ornaments. What is your tree like?