I am the ultimate procrastinator. In the past, I have waited so long to put up the Christmas tree, I could have gotten it from the curb. Our family celebrates Christmas in January, so the prolonged season of “cheery holiday goodness” can last practically until Spring.
This year, I have done it! Christmas by anyone’s calendar has not yet arrived. We have gotten creative with paper decorations because of the two-year-old force of destruction wandering around the house. This may be the first tree ever to be decorated with origami ninja stars. The paper boats (or hats depending on how you look at them) and snowflakes are what started it all. The older kids have gone completely crazy making wreaths and such from paper.
This tree is so pretty! The snowflake idea was inspired by The Nesting Place, a blog I read periodically. She seems to decorate with paper because teenage boys may be just as hazardous to your decor as two-year-olds. I embraced the idea and left most of the glass ornaments in the box, perhaps until 2025.
Here is a glimpse of what we have been up to, mostly just sitting by the fire and cutting paper snowflakes. It is totally fun in a retro sort of way.
I added just a few sparkly ornaments and hung the beaded snowflakes in the windows.
The quick rearrange of living room furniture to fit the tree in.
If only I could get those Christmas cards done! Maybe next year…
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