This weekend we finally went into our storage locker to pull out 4 Rubbermaid bins of Christmas decor. After digging through our collection, I decided on what would be appropriate for Christmas with a toddler (think non-breakable, colourful, and fun).
In years past, we always had a large real tree that I decorated just so, but this year we went with a small, condo size 4-foot, pre-lit, artificial tree that will eventually become the “kids tree”. Since the lights are multi-coloured, I used a few strands of red and gold beaded garland and dug out all my bright ornaments, most of which are cloisonne teapots, balls, and fish, as well as a few ornaments from when I was a kid. Overall it looks nice. Not really my style, but it’s festive and it’ll do for this year.
And for the little man, I purchaed a small potted Norkfolk Pine for his room. The soft branches really can’t hold any weight so I attached just three gold balls with thread. And I have run out of pots, so I simply wrapped the pot with a brown paper bag. It is very cute… kind of like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. He is also in love with a small blow-up tree that he’s been carrying around like its a stuffed animal.
Christmas is just two weeks away! Do you have your decorating done?