I’m that person who takes the dog a walk just as dusk kicks in and people have turned their tree lights on but not closed their curtains.
I’m that person who likes to take a cheeky peek into your home to see what sort of tree you have/how you’ve decorated it/where you’ve positioned it in the room.
I bloody love Christmas. Love the lights, the glitz, the presents, the shopping.
But most of all I love the positivity. I love that it makes people want to spend time with each other, visit those they haven’t seen in a while, makes them think of others, makes them smile.
Sure it’s stressful and expensive and demanding and oh my goodness the kids want WHAT from Santa?
But for me it’s also a time of goodwill to all men, of chilling out with your family while eating half a tub of Heroes to yourself and then regretting it. It’s a time for seeing the good in the world.
We have a tradition in this house; every year Santa buys both my children a new decoration for the tree.
It means our Christmas tree is filled with memories and that makes our Christmas tree pretty darn special.
So many, many thanks to Balsam Hill for the gorgeous Christmas tree they sent us to try out. We were sent a 6ft Norway prelit spruce and it literally took minutes to set up – in fact my 10 year old did ours on her own – that’s how easy it was!
The three sections were each numbered so you knew which one to slot in to the base first and you even get a pair of pine tree green gloves to aid with setting up the branches. A lovely touch.
The tree is prelit with LED lights, there are plenty of them AND they literally plug into a little block half way up the tree. So so easy.
So then on the subject of Christmas trees I asked Twitter what their Christmas Tree traditions were. They oh they didn’t let me down:
@tara_cain Trees and Decor always up the day after Thanksgiving last weekend of Nov Real in front room fake in backroom Always with music on
— Jenny Ripatti-Taylor (@letstalkmommy) November 30, 2015
— Tattooed_Mummy ⭐️™ (@tattooed_mummy) November 30, 2015
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