Christmas is my favorite time of year! The cool air, holiday songs, Christmas movies, egg-nog (I could go on forever). There's something about all of it that makes me so happy.
We have always bought real trees. I actually used to turn my nose up at fake trees. I just couldn't understand why anyone would want a fake tree. Like, where's the pine?!
Fast forward to this year and all I could think about was a fake, frosted tree. I searched high and low and everything I found was either too expensive, too skinny, or cheap looking. So, we headed over to our local Home Depot to buy a real tree, like we did every year. Something told me to run inside and check the fake trees first, and that's when I laid eyes on this beauty. 7.5 feet of frosted fabulous-ness. Thank you, Martha Stewart! It just so happens that it was the last one in stock. I didn't have time to scour other locations for a brand new one in a box, so we had the sales associate pull it off the shelves and haul it into our car. No box and 10% off, I'll take it!
If you're like me, you LOOOOOOVE Target. They are my one-stop shop for any and everything. No, seriously, my love for them is so real. I already had my eye on some of their holiday decorations and when I saw that they were offering $50.00 off $100.00 worth of holiday items, I booked it there...fast.
Last year our tree was decked out in red and silver with hints of leopard. This year, I knew I wanted something totally different. The pastel collection from Target is absolutely adorable and I just knew they'd compliment our new frosted beauty perfectly.
My mom had a tradition when my brother and I were younger. We both got to pick one special ornament every year. It was usually some over-the-top, glass ornament from Macys or somewhere super fancy and nothing that came in packs of multiples. It held special meaning to us and it's now a tradition I have passed on to my daughter. I might have overdid it a bit when I allowed her to pick three though.... ha!
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? I'll talk about more of mine in my next post.