OK, OK, I’m not going so drastic as to say do away with the Christmas tree – it is one of the things I enjoy the most about the Christmas season. Tree lights on, fire lit and sipping eggnog while watching a movie… But I digress..
How about switching it up this year and rethinking how you decorate your tree? While we were working a third tree in a large house we didn’t love any of the ornaments left over that had to be use and just could not get the tree looking right. Then as I was taking a break to put the fabulous fat candy canes in the candy bar inspiration hit. Why not take all the red, white and green ornaments to create a candy striping effect? And voila, thanks to the worker elf we had who spent a few hours getting to know that tree really well, it became one of our favorite features of the house.
While the same basic rules still apply, such as varying the ornament sizes and depth that you hang them in the tree, just have fun! Think of different things to use this year from around your house or the dollar store. How about a tree of all small mirrors – imagine that reflection on that tree!