Talk to a room of people about their Christmas tree and you will get a variety of different traditions, preferences and experiences.
No two trees will look the same – from the actual tree you choose to how you adoringly adorn it. For some, decorating it is a time honoured tradition – for others it changes each year.
I can remember the excitement of putting the tree up with my siblings as a little girl and have passed that excitement onto my own children. It’s still a big deal even thought they are no longer little!
There are so many different types of Christmas trees available now – how do you choose what kind to go for?
Are you a traditional kinda guy – green spruce (real or artificial) with snow covered branches and some pine cones?
Do you prefer the rustic, reclaimed type – reloved materials and extremely eco friendly?
How about something that resembles a piece of art – clean lines and fabulously interesting?
Or do you go for a different approach – unique shape, material or simply designer?
How about small and barely there – a slight nod to the season, but very subtly done?
The next question has to be: what kind of decorations do you go for?
Traditional – think The Nutcracker, wooden toys, Santa and his elves?
Or classy white and glass – opulence at it’s best?
How about a modern, contemporary look – I’m seeing bright colours and vivid patterns?
We have a couple of Christmas trees in our house, they’re both traditional trees but are decorated differently. One has ornaments from places we’ve visited and some that have been bought as special gifts – it’s a tree of memories. The other’s colour scheme changes regularly as I get bored easily and like to come up with new ideas each year!
Let’s share our experiences…
How would you describe your tree? Do you have any traditions, special memories or stories to tell?
Let me know below or tag me on Instagram (@shimmerwithin) – I’d love to have a look!
All trees and decorations from a selection at Liv’s. All photographs taken by myself.