I’m pretty sure we have the cheapest, least realistic Christmas tree on the block. Probably in the whole neighborhood. (We did discover it — nicely packed into its box — while dumpster-diving years ago in Albuquerque.) But with young kiddos, the quality or size of the tree itself doesn’t seem to matter.
Our kids think our tree is the greatest — they love digging through our Christmas decoration bins and picking out their favorite ornaments to hang and the longest strands of tinsel to string. (I personally DO NOT like tinsel, but in their minds the tree isn’t complete without the shiny stuff.)
I have to admit, I’m partial to our tree too. It’s not too big, not too small, and each of the ornaments is special (…almost all of them were given to me by my grandparents or parents.) I love turning on the lights early in the morning, when it’s dark outside and the kids are still in bed.
One problem with irreplaceable ornaments is, well, that you can’t replace them. Thankfully, only two ornaments were broken (and the baby was ok) after this happened last week…
What about you? What kind of Christmas tree does your family have? Do you decorate it with coordinating ornaments or a sentimental mish-mash?