Tuesday, December 11, 2012

dear, dear silver tree

We have this silver Christmas tree. I purchased it about 5 years ago.... around the time the kids started bringing home sweet little handprint ornaments and popsicle reindeer and other tacky adorable handicrafts. All handmade, painted, funky, paper, etc. ornaments go on Silver tree. Silver tree has it's own special box and all the special ornaments go in the box with it. It's fun to get the box out every year and unpack all the memories. This year, I let the kids completely decorate Silver tree all by themselves. They were very happy.
I have another tree. It's my "don't touch under penalty of death" tree. I also have several other little trees around, but Silver tree is secretly my favorite. While the kids were decorating and giggling and sipping hot chocolate one of them squealed, "I will never forget this day!" And I whispered, "Neither will I."


  1. Dropping in from Embrace the Camera day!! Super fun pics! I love the memories created every year at Christmas- the silver tree is awesome!

  2. That's so awesome! Love that the kids get to decorate "their" tree, so fun :)

  3. I love the idea of a tree that is just the kids' to have their way with! What fun that it's silver!