Last year we didn't have a tree during the Christmas season. We were right in the midst of moving, and decorating for the holidays was not a priority. In fact, we skipped the traditional Christmas we usually have.
This year, since we are now settled, I asked the children if they wanted to decorate for Christmas time by getting a tree. They all decided that we should, and they wanted to go to a live Christmas tree farm. So, last week on a snowy Sunday, we went and picked out this tree. I brought my chainsaw along just in case we had to cut it ourselves. As a side note, it is so much nicer using a chainsaw than a hand saw to cut on the truck of a tree. While in Los Angeles, there was no need for me to have a chainsaw so each Christmas that we got a live tree, I had to spend a whole lot of energy cutting a tree trunk with a handsaw. :)
Once we got it home, the children decorated it. Each year we use the handmade paper items we have made over the years, and some of the ones we purchased. This year I decided to add some other ornaments to the mix as well. Mini chalkboards that Macy wrote words on.
Paper garland with Rejoice printed on it.
I do enjoy having a tree inside for Christmas time. Not sure why, maybe out of habit, but I like it.