How do you decorate your tree?

@missa405 (290)
Canada
November 12, 2008 10:54am CST
I've been to a lot of Christmas tree shows with the fanciest looking trees I've ever seen. I love how they look but I don't really have the time and patience for decorating that way. Do you match all of your fancy decorations and make your tree look like it belongs in a mansion? Or do you have a bunch of old decorations that your kids/grand kids make at school? My tree usually has a bunch of old decorations that my sister and I made when we were little, and some store decorations.
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6 responses
• Netherlands
12 Nov 08
Some people really spend hours on their tree and some are truely amazing! I probaly spend like two hours on my tree. As long as it gives a great sphere I'm good!
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@missa405 (290)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
Yea, I love the look of the fancy ones but I also like digging out all of the old decorations and things from the past.
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@GhostCat (313)
• United States
18 Nov 08
When I was a child we rarely had a tree at home because we were always out of state at Christmas. So when I got to be an adult, I liked to splurge for Christmas. But I've never been very good at decorating like it looks like the magazine pictures. I'm a lot happy with simple decorations, lot of color and sparkle, and small get togethers with really close friends and a very few family. My childhood Christmases were spent with family that were not very kindly toward me (nor I thought any of my immediate family), were very boring and seemed to think they would be a lot happier if I were not there. I never wanted to spend another Christmas like this. I love Christmas, in college my friends and I used to have not just at Christmas, but also in February so we could celebrate Christmas with those friends who went home for the holidays. It kept down the pressure of trying to cram all those celebrations in while final exams were happening and we could still celebrate with everyone after everyone returned for the spring semester and classes had gotten under way. We gathered at my house. I left my poor pathetic tree up, (it was a 3 or 4 foot artificial tree) and I'd cook up a regular Christmas dinner and we'd get togeter for a weekend of feasting and fun. My trees still hold some of my decorations from those days. Some I made and some I was given as gifts, and there are some decorations that I made in grade school or Sunday school a child. I still continue to make decorations and collect new ones, but I'll never give up the old ones. They mean a lot to me.
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@missa405 (290)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
I have to agree with you on the big family get together part, mine weren't very much fun either. I usually go to a friend's house or visit my dad(he lives far away). This year I'll be going to my boyfriend's grandparents house, it should be fun they adore me :D I hope you have a nice Christmas this year.
@GhostCat (313)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Thank you, I'm sure I'll have a wonderful Christmas. I will spend my Christmas with my husband, we will spend a few days with his mother and with our daughter and grandchildren. And not one day will be spent with any one I don't like or I have to tiptoe around. We will have time to spend with friends, and despite the financial woes in this country and around the world, there seems to be a lot less angst in the country in general. Thus, I am planning on having an absolutely wonderful Christmas. I hope you do to.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Our tree is never really anything fancy. The last few years it has been a pre-lit tree with white lights. The ornaments have been blue and silver balls. I might get some new ornaments this year though I am kind of getting tired of the blue and silver.
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@missa405 (290)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
Hmm, I should have a look at the prelit trees this year. I always saw them in the store but they were way too expensive.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
I do not have one of those fancy trees. My kids and I decorate the tree with old decorations from when I was a kid, some from friends, some from family, some with my kids names on them and some that the kids have made. I think that it makes for a really nice tree.
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@missa405 (290)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
Decorating the tree with memories is always a good thing!
@SukiSmiles (1999)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I like white lights and wide ribbon to start off my tree. Then we use all the decorations I had while growing up (my aunt always gave me a really nice ornament every year). Then all the other ones we have that were gifts, ones I made, the ones I give my kids every year. It can get pretty full. But I love it and its full of color with a mix of traditional and whimsy. It's definitely no entry into a fancy mansion.
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@missa405 (290)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
I've never used ribbons before, but that's a good idea.
@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
12 Nov 08
We have a festival of trees here in our area and I think they are beautiful. I only wish I had that kind of time and talent LOL I have gone with themes before but nothing to extravagant. My big project this year is ...I found all kinds of extra multi-colored lights at a yard sale this summer so I am wrapping eah branch individually with lights. If I don't blow a breaker it might look good! LOL
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@missa405 (290)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
That sounds great! I love lights, my dad used to go crazy with the lights every year and it always look nice.