This will be our first Christmas in another new house. We have put up the tree and the children have decorated it. They loved getting out their decorations and choosing a special spot for each one, even our not quite 2 year old was busy putting hers on and she did it without help. The tradition in our house is each year they are allowed to choose a new decoration, sometime Granny buys them all one too and sometimes they ask to spend their pocket money on one. After Christmas they are wrapped carefully and put away in their own bags so next year they are all ready to start again. There are only 2 decorations they are not allowed to touch, a wooden angel on a rocking horse my Grandmother gave me and a glass angel my Mother gave me. I love that our tree is in fact their tree, the tree was actually bought the first year my husband and I were together, when Focus still existed and gave you a new home owners card, it was a bargain and some of the baubles are from that year too.
This year we have some salt dough additions from preschool and a few homemade bits.
The great thing about the children choosing their decorations is the diversity of our decorations, they include among others a brontosaurus, two dragons and a unicorn. Why not after all?!
We have just had a visit from some good friends and it has left me feeling very Christmassy, the fact we have to go on the school run tomorrow is not filling me with excitement. I think I might have to let the Mr go as he is now on annual leave and do some baking instead.
Merry Christmas Everyone.