1. The Hottie pieces the tree together
This year, the Hottie wanted the job of unwrapping the ornaments. So, the Cuties and I did most of the decorating. Once the middle and the bottom of the tree were looking mighty festive - we needed the Hottie's help for top. So...we switched tasks. I love unwrapping the ornaments. Something about unwrapping each one brings back memories of every single ornament....where did we get it? how long ago? was it made? awwww....LOVE IT!!
Growing up - our tree was filled with an eclectic assortment of ornaments. All different, many homemade, many crafted at school with beads and construction paper and pictures. I remember thinking how when I had my own tree it would be beautiful with matching ornaments....just spectacular. And, now many years later, although those matching trees are beautiful - nothing beats our own very eclectic, some homemade, some school crafted tree. Every ornament has a meaning and I love it.
When the Hottie and I were married we worried about what ornaments our tree would have. The first year we had about 12 ornaments, many of which were decorations we saved from my bridal shower. Today...the ornaments are plentiful and I love it.
Before the decorating begins...
Some that are not really ornaments at all, but bridal shower packaging decor...I received tons of these at my shower and have saved two that we use as ornaments...(our first year - the tree was FILLED with these)
How I love this season.