Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Holiday Bliss - Dec 16

Today we were finally able to start decorating our tree. In our house we started a tradition, that most people might not generally do. We decided that each year one member of the family would be able to pick how the tree would be decorated.

So the first year was my husband and he did white and blue so all the ornaments, and decorations on the tree (not the whole house mind you) were blue and white. The next year was Arianna's turn and none of us seem to remember what her tree pick was. Well, more like we have discrepancies, but I plan to look at last year's pictures of the tree and Christmas to reconcile these discrepancies.

This year was Audrie's turn. Usually in the month of December we start asking the next person what their color scheme is. Once it is picked that's it -- you are locked in. The reason is so that we would be able to go out after the holidays and purchase ornaments and items that we might need at a MUCH lower price.

So last year we asked Audrie what color she was wanting to do her tree and she picked purple. I could have told you she would pick purple, but I was hoping she wouldn't. For some reason in my minds eye purple just doesn't seem to "fit" Christmas. Let me tell you. I think I was wrong. Yep, I was wrong. Purple looks awesome. Want to see? Okay, here you go.

Didn't I tell you? It looks beautiful (if I do say so myself.) Audrie is very proud of her pick. I even managed to convince her that she was the one who picked the tree and now she calls it 'her tree.'

Well, that's my Holiday Bliss for today. Do you have a way to keep everyone happy when it comes to decorating and trimming the tree? I'd love to hear.


Our Village is a Little Different said...

It would appear that Miss Audrie knows her stuff. The tree looks beautiful!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I like the purple. For the big tree, it's pretty much the same each year. There are a few things that may change a little each year, but for the most part, it's the same.

Now, the small trees around the house are personalized by whichever room they are in. We too like to pick up the ornaments/decorations after Christmas as the prices can't be beat. :)

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