Choosing the Christmas Tree!

Each year we go as a family to choose a real Christmas Tree. It's such a lovely activity to do as a family, and I really enjoy watching the children trying to choose a tree!

After a little discussion over which tree was the best, we chose the perfect Christmas Tree and the kids watched the tree being cut down.
The kids carried it triumphantly to the car, and we set it up in a bucket of water in the lounge room and decorated it.

We have a lot of little wooden decorations and we try to keep it all very natural looking. I am not a fan of tinsel, so we avoid that on the tree, and if the kids are madly keen, we sometimes hangs some over pictures etc. We also always hang lights and also chocolates on the tree... I try to hang a few chocolates up high and towards the back so the kids don't notice them... heh heh.

Our kids get to chose a new decoration for the tree each year, and we make a fun trip of it. Each Christmas, we get out all the past decorations, and they exclaim in delight when they find the ones they have chosen in the past.

We have many other family traditions that we do at Christmas, which I will explain about in my next post.


  1. I really want to come join your family. Your kids are so lucky to have such a wonderful family and mother. You should be very proud.I love the photo of the kids carrying the tree to the car :)
    This is the first time I have had the speakers on coming into your blog... must say I love your page song!!

  2. What a beautiful tree! I love wooden ornaments too!

  3. Oh that is a lovely post...
    Thanks for comming by my blog...It means I discovered yours.
    I will be back.

  4. This is just great, I am looking forward to the next blog post too. Are you going to explain about the 'Jesse tree'?
    Janelle xx

  5. Love your tree Ruth. Thanks for the "Christmas traditions series" ;)

  6. I love your tree! My nana handed on her wooden ornaments to me this year... they are so cute.


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