The tree, the tree! Let’s not forget the Christmas tree. These vary in size, shape style and decoration as much as snowflakes vary falling from the sky. You may find yourself getting quite emotional over the tree.
My eldest daughter telephoned me from Savannah the other day in distress. Her beau wanted to put strung popcorn on the tree. Oh my! She wanted to put an elegant, turquoise ornament on the tree; he did not. Never shall the two minds meet when it came to the vision of this tree…so she thought. My recommendation: if it is that important to you to have that perfect looking tree, have a smaller tree in a place you will be able to enjoy it and let go of the emotional tie. For that matter, put different trees in different sizes around the home; some fresh and some not.
It doesn’t matter if your tree is large, small, sparse, potted, or decorated with paper, shells, elegant ornaments, popcorn & cranberries, glass, tinsel, colored lights or white lights, or made out of driftwood or even drawn on a chalkboard….the truth is every individual will have his or her vision of that “perfect tree” looks like. Let it go & have fun with it all. Give yourself (and others) permission to express yourself. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.