Photo Friday: Tree Decor

From Instagram feeds, to Facebook statuses and tweets, all we see this time of year are holiday decorations and trees. I have many traditions in my household – from collecting Santas to our own birth-year bobble and from unique ornaments to crazy Christmas hats. This year, I documented our process of tree decorating. Starting off right, we decided to pour our favourite beverages, and then we were off.

One of our most prominent family traditions includes buying an annual Santa ornament every year. Since 1994, we’ve been buying unique Santa Claus decos for our tree. Whether Santas from our cartoon movies, elegant rustic Saint Nicholases or funny cute Santas – this tradition has to be one of my favourites. This year, our original Santa ornament was “Kiss the Cook” baking Santa found in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since my mom recently spent a week is Mexico, she picked up this cute bell Santa with Mexico engraved on the side, as well.

As I mentioned earlier, another special part of our Christmas tree is having our own special bobble from the year we were born. Both my sister and myself were lucky to receive ours at our first Christmas. My parents’ bobble honours the year of their first wedding anniversary.

Each of us have a bobble from either the year we were born, or special anniversaries. This one is mine and was given to me on my very first Christmas 23 years ago.
Each of us have a bobble from either the year we were born or special anniversaries. This one is mine and was given to me on my very first Christmas, 23 years ago.

Since my sister and I are only a year apart, when we were younger, family members would give us ornaments in pairs. To name a few, we’ve received angel twins, small reindeer and cute cartoons with our names on them.

When decorating, not only do we crack open some bottles, but we also play Christmas music and wear crazy hats.

Our tree shows character and really represents our family. I hope you enjoy these photos and have an amazing time decorating your tree – or celebrating the holidays in a way that is special to you!

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