It’s a family tradition that the weekend following Thanksgiving that Mom and Dad break out the Christmas tree. One of my favorite moments out of each year is when we get to decorate the tree, hang the ornaments and then stand back in awe of our creation. Each year we choose a new theme for the tree, and then we go out to the stores to find the perfect ribbon or garland.
This year we chose bronze. It’s not so much a theme like winter wonderland, but it’s still a theme nonetheless. We found some pretty ribbon at Hobby Lobby and added that to our tree. The best part is when we get to hang ornaments on the tree. Hearing stories, laughing and spending time together is pretty special. Plus, we have one ornament that is always put on last. It’s a clip-on porcelain dove. Mom says she bought it years ago when my Mom and Dad were first married at Dillard’s in St. Louis. We’re not sure why we started hanging this one last or why the tradition has stuck around so long. This year to ensure that I could be the one to hang it up, I noticed it in the box, grabbed it and then hid it from everyone else. It may be a little childish to hide an ornament, but at the end of the day I am the one that gets to hang it! It’s good being the awnry little sister sometimes.
Can’t wait to celebrate Christmas this year!