This post started off originally with the title “Christmas Balls”, but I thought I’d better change that.
I’ve spent most of the past few days fiddling with our Christmas tree. It’s quite a funny situation really, we’ve had our current tree for 5 years. It was a spur of the moment purchase about a month before Christmas, two metres tall and cashmere tips, I couldn’t resist. Especially since our old tree (1.5 metres tall) was looking flat and squished from storage in the roof. It’s quite hot up there and the branches were starting to melt. The really funny thing was that Hubby never noticed the “new” five year old tree until today, he finally realised it was not the same old tree! I couldn’t resist playing with him for a bit, when he asked if the tree was new I said “No, its the same tree we’ve had for years” (five to be exact). I did fess up though, and the girls and I had a laugh at how observant their dad was.
We decided to go overboard with the tree decorations this year, the fattest tinsel I could find and two giant boxes of baubles in red and gold, nary a branch without multiple ornaments. But not one single snowman, they’re reserved for shelves and table tops, but I think I’m missing some though, must be another box of decorations somewhere. I try to buy a new snowman every year, so my collection is quite large.
What about you, do you collect a particular type of ornament or decoration? How does your family feel about your collection? My daughters fight over who doesn’t get to inherit my snowmen!