I didn't really feel like putting up a tree at all this year. I had already helped my Mom put up theirs and I just didn't have the energy, but everyone else was keen and my daughter knew she could inspire me by suggesting we do a theme tree. My first ever!
We decided to use only our red and silver ornaments and to make white paper decorations.
The kids got the tree while I was at work and only paid $10 for it (likely because we didn't buy it until December 20th). They added white lights and all the red and silver ornaments we own. Then we got to work making paper stars and snowflakes and cranes. We all made at least one paper decoration for the tree - even the non-crafty ones in the family. And some of us sat and made snowflake after snowflake.
And do you know what - I think it is our prettiest tree yet. I know Christmas is over, but I wanted to make sure I had a record of the tree that almost wasn't.