It's also a tradition to leave it up until at least January 6th. My dad grew up celebrating all 12 days of Christmas, and passed the tradition on to us!
On Sunday afternoon, I put up the tree and strung the lights. Liam insisted on helping!
We ate dinner and had dessert before we began. A little bit of cleanup was involved!
After dinner, everyone ran off to change into Christmas pajamas. Lily, of course, returned wearing a fancy Christmas dress. She definitely has a mind of her own!
Finally, we all gathered in the living room!
We have the same routine every year. While Christmas music plays in the background, we decorate our tree one ornament at a time. Grant unwraps each ornament, hands it to the person it belongs to, and that person gets to choose a spot on the tree. It takes a while, but it makes the tradition extra special!
Each year, a different person gets to put the star on top of the tree. We keep a log on the back of the box, so there isn't any confusion. This year, it was Lily's turn!
We all look forward to decorating our Christmas Tree. The kids love to rediscover their favorite ornaments, and Grant and I love to explain the history of the ornaments that we collected before they were born. It really is a great way to connect as a family!
Our family really enjoys our Trimming the Tree Tradition, and it always puts us in the Christmas spirit!
The ribbon, however, has yet to make its way onto the Christmas Tree! It will get there...hopefully before Christmas!!! Final Christmas Tree Photo coming soon. I hope!
When do you put up your Christmas Tree?
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