Decorating Our Christmas Tree with 6 Kids
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a time of family, friends, holiday sweets, presents and decorations. I have so many fond memories of my childhood Christmas experiences and I try to make it special for our children like it was for me. I love Christmas so much that I am normally the one who starts to listening to Christmas carols right after Halloween. Yep – I am one of those people and I’m not ashamed! From what I know of Frank, he typically doesn’t put up the tree until after Thanksgiving. However, this year he surprised me. He put it up before Thanksgiving, as well as the outdoor lights! Wow – talk about feeling loved. What a great guy I have!
With the Christmas carols playing, it was time to decorate our tree. Now I do have to be honest here and say that it did get a tad crazy decorating with six kids (wait, I mean seven, including my niece), but overall it was a good time. I think it was the excitement of wearing their Santa hats and seeing old ornaments and new ornaments for the tree. We actually had to have the kids form a line (ha ha) as I went through the ornaments and handed them one by one.
The kids loved hanging up the ornaments and finding special spots for each one. I’m so glad that Frank captured some of those special moments of them decorating the tree! And this year, we actually had an artificial tree rather than a live tree. I loved having live trees, but after last year, we found that it was difficult to put the tree up and then take it down. Not to mention the mess it made with spilling water and such. I love the tree Frank found us and look forward to many more Christmases with it together!
I love our Christmas tree! There are so many gorgeous decorations on it and it was a great experience decorating our Christmas tree with our big family. It’s filled with old memories and now new memories. I can’t wait to see all of the ornaments we collect as a family over the coming years.
When do you put up your tree? Do you have a live tree or artificial tree? Do you have family traditions when it comes to decorating your family Christmas tree?