Monday, November 30, 2009

Mystery Monday: Christmas Traditions (Teri)

For Thanksgiving, my family and I got to go home to stay with my parents and have Thanksgiving with my husband’s parents. It was such a great trip. Last week we shared some of our Thanksgiving traditions with you here. This month we are going to share some of our Christmas traditions with you every Monday all month. As mentioned last week, we usually decorate the tree the day after Thanksgiving. Our Dad had the tree up and ready to go when we got there on Wednesday, and then Friday morning while our Mom and I were out snagging some hot deals, my Dad helped the kids decorate with their collections of ornaments. Here are the highlights (I have to show you their house, because I haven’t put up one single Christmas decoration yet).

GG tree 1

The tree in all it’s collected-over-the-years glory!

GG tree 2

Remember the vintage elves we mentioned here? Here are our two favorites, because of course, they’re twins!!! (they are actually 2 separate elves, but they have never been alone, because we are twins, we make sure the twins always get put together)

GG tree 3

GG tree 4

What would any family decorated tree be without some homemade ornaments (that’s Teri in about the first or second grade, we only know that it’s Teri because it says on the back….the mouse was made when we were in the Brownies in about the third grade)

GG tree 5

Our Daddy’s ornament that we got for him one year, because he was particularly Grumpy that year. He always holds a place of honor on the tree.

Hope you have enjoyed sharing a glimpse into one of our holiday traditions. Now for the mystery:

What are your Christmas tree traditions?

Edited: I'm not sure this really counts as DIY, but I DID make a couple of those ornaments (about a few billion years ago), so that counts right? Linking up to DIY Day @ Kimba's ASPTL

Funky Junk Interiors Christmas tree party
Linking up to Someday Crafts Christmas Traditions party


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a great tree! I also love this tradition. And that is too funny about Grumpy. LOL! Love the other little ornies, too.


Sheila :-)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Your tree is so fun and beautiful. I love "real" trees for real families.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love trees that have all sorts of collected ornaments! It is beautiful. Thanks for linking up at someday crafts.