Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Red and White Christmas Tree of 2013

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.


  1. So simple and pretty! Sometimes the prettiest things come about with simple elements!

  2. It looks like a great tree. I like the paper snowflakes mixed with the shiny baubles.
    Looks like you have had a white Christmas! We have had a rainy one but that us what we expect at this time of year in the Pacific Northwest.

  3. It is such a beautiful tree! And the best tree ever because of the care and love that went into it. Take care and thanks for posting photos of it. Kit

  4. Sometimes the most memorable moments happen when we least expect them. Hope your holidays were merry!

  5. My favorite color combination: red and white! I'm McLovin' your tree….