We’ve had to make some decisions since our decision to try condo living. One was what to do about a Christmas tree. Real ones have gotten so expensive and there’s no where to store an artificial tree of any size. So, last year we bought a small tree that’s meant to be used as a tree on your front porch or somewhere like that. It is the perfect size for the room, but I must say, it’s a bit ornament-heavy. This is the tree we filled with our homemade and souvenir ornaments during Christmas’s of the past…
And here is the new size:
Just kidding. The new porch-size tree that now sits on the desk in our living room window:
So, we decided that for the 3rd time in two Christmas’s, we needed to pare down our ornaments. We decided to use only those that truly mean something special to us, like the one above.
Disney ornaments are a “never part with” treasure because of all the many vacations we’ve spent there as a family. Amy has a special attachment now because of the Disney Internship she earned this time last year.
And here are a few other shots of our Christmas decor in our condo. Since we have two homes, I’ve decided to do the same with decor as I did with the tree. We use only the things that mean a lot to us. Like my Cuthbertson Christmas dishes, a gift from my mom in love…
And of course, my carolers which have been gifts from many different Christmas’s.
Well, it may not be the biggest Christmas tree, but in keeping with the real meaning of the season, a baby was born in a manger – not a mansion, and the joy we feel because of that is the biggest part of Christmas. I hope yours is the MERRIEST ever!