we have a rather oversized artificial tree that picked up as a post Christmas bargain about ten years ago now. It was 75% off and as I'd always fancied a big tree it seemed too good to miss, so it came home with me.
This year I suggested that we could just use our small tree, or put the big one up in the conservatory as there isn't much room for it....but the boys were having none of that.
Well what about the dining room then....I could squeeze it in the corner?.......nope?
It sheds "needles" and each year the branches become a little more thin and scruffy looking.
But it's the only tree the boys can remember and I do love having somewhere big enough to display all the old decorations, many of them handmade.. There are little knitted characters, picked up at school fairs and the boys nursery school creations. It all gets displayed in a happy jumble. More is more at Christmas, right?
Many have featured here before, anybody remember my life sized Christmas pudding from 2011 :0)
So, once again the giant tree is in the corner of our open plan lounge. Waiting to grab your legs as you squeeze past it when you arrive home or go out. But the boys are happy, and I suppose Christmas wouldn't be the same without it there..............
The boys all helped to build and trim the tree, with Christmas music on the telly.
Now I just have to get around to putting up the rest of the decorations.