Ever since we've been married, our Christmas tree has been decorated with all kinds of different ornaments - no theme tree for us. I know a lot of my friends have a theme to their Christmas tree decorating, and they are always gorgeous trees. So a couple years ago, I bought Martha Stewart red and green balls and glittery snowflakes; our tree just screamed blah.
I was looking at my Farm Chicks Christmas book Saturday evening, and there was a picture of a tree with 2,000 ornaments - just beautiful! I'm not sure how tall the tree is.
Randy and Larry dragged the tree up from the basement and set it up on Saturday evening. Early Sunday morning I started bring up one box of ornaments at a time, and I started counting them as I hung them on the tree. There are a lot of golf-related ornaments (Larry), primitive angels (me), and a baby's first Christmas ornament for each of our girls. And then there are the quirky ornaments the girls made in Missionettes when they were little, the ornaments given to us by friends, the satin bells my Great Aunt Edie had back in the 1970's, and the wooden ornaments Mom gave us when we were first married. I counted 225 ornaments, and I still haven't found the snowman Mom bought for me when I was little or any of the shiny glass balls that Larry always liked. And I see there are still two boxes of ornaments in the basement that I need to go through.
I think I could have put every ornament on the tree if I had started in the center and worked my way out to the tips, but enough is enough. After I started writing this post I realized we do have a theme tree. I'll leave it to you to imagine what it would be because there are a lot of adjectives that would describe it! But I think it is a beautiful tree this year.