Every year, we put up our Christmas tree over Thanksgiving break. We love the way it lights up the house!
We used to have a $2 beautiful artificial Christmas tree that we bought in Dallas, one hot summer day at a garage sale.
That tree served us well for many years…but then it crumbled.
So, last year, we found an even more beautiful Costco tree at a garage sale (retail $300) for a measly $15 at another summer garage sale!
(I write about how frugal we are in 31 Days to a Happy Husband, page 37)
It was really sweet…the couple was selling the tree because they were going to move to real trees. But the wife wanted to make sure the tree went to a good home. When she saw us and the three kids, she deemed us worthy and the tree went home with us.
We don’t have a special themed tree. We have a “put on all the ornaments we have” tree.
Which is quite lovely, because it chronicles our years together.
Ornaments that James and I had when we were single. Childhood ornaments that James made (yes, we still have them). Ornaments that our kids have made.
Every branch precious and full of memories.
The kids have taken over the decorating and I really like that. They group all the bears together, all the birdhouses together, etc. I would have tried to space them all out evenly throughout…but I like their way better.
Christmas is such a sweet time. Thank you Jesus for coming – Your love for us is evergreen. The tree reminds us of your constant love and sacrifice for us. The ornaments speak of your faithfulness.
O Christmas Tree!