Once upon a time, before I had children, I used to have a lovely colour coordinated tree. In its former life, it was a display tree in a shop and I was lucky enough to be there doing my last minute shopping on Christmas Eve when it was being taken down to make space for the after Christmas sale. I picked it up for next to nothing including all of the pretty lilac and silver ornaments and although it never looked as pretty when we decorated it, it still looked gorgeous.
Gradually though, the children’s decorations have begun to take over and every year it’s looking less and less like my beautiful display tree. It’s not that I mind this (well, not too much), it’s just that I look at some people’s trees on their blogs and on Twitter and wonder how people manage to have such coordinated trees when they have children.
Here’s this years tree – we’ve compromised and hung all the homemade decoration on the lower branches and I’ve colour coordinated to my hearts content above them 😉 We still have to add the candy canes and the tree crackers but I’m really pleased with it so far.
So, do you coordinate or not?