I love decorating Christmas trees. Over the years I have collected many beautiful decorations from our travels, and have been given some by friends and colleagues. I love getting the decorations out each year and telling my kids the stories about where we got the decoration. I love looking at the decorations given to me by old friends and reminisce about the good times I had with them. I love how they all look beautiful and coordinated on my tree.
The girls also love to decorate the Christmas tree – heck they love to decorate the whole house for Christmas. They create many wonderful artworks and decorations each year and have a lovely time doing it. The only problem with this is that the kid’s don’t seem to understand my colour scheme or decorative theme. Pasta seems to be their construction material of choice, and the colour scheme is rarely red, gold and green. So their craft clashes with my tree.
I know I should proudly display their creations, and I am pleased that they are enthusiastic, but the truth is I dream of the Christmas tree most often seen in the movies and catalogues. Some how pasta doesn’t really fit with my “dream”.
My first solution was to get a second Christmas tree, but The Country Boy
wouldn’t let me thought it would be a bit excessive. Luckily we have found a solution – we have a saying: “Every Christmas tree has a front and a back”. This means I can have my beautiful tree on one side, and the kids can still put their crap craft on the tree too!
Do you have a theme for your tree, or do you just let your kids go crazy with the decorations?