Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I love my tree....

As I said in my last post, I would brag about my tree in another post. I think it deserves it's own post. I LOVE my Santa tree. My mom has collected Santa ornaments for about 20+ years, and before I was married, I started collecting. They come from everywhere...I love the trip down memory lane everytime I open the box. It's great, because whenever I travel to a new place, I don't have to buy some tacky shotglass. They usually have a Santa to match the location. Once I had kids, I started a new tradition with them. Every year, I give them a Santa that corresponds with something they have done that year. I write the name and year on the back and then, when they get married, I will give them all the ornaments for their tree (if they want them...it may be hard for me to part with them). I know I shouldn't be over-Santa-ing my kids, but we have many nativities around as well. My kids totally love decorating it. They love the tree, too!

Some of my favorite Santa's( not all pictured): Santa moon, Santa monkey, Mr. Potato Head Santa, Santa doing crunches, Bungee Santa, Santa dancing with a reindeer, Santa spoon, starfish Santa, Tinkerbell Santa, Sandy Claws, Helicopter Santa, and Millenium Santa. Yes, they make about every kind. So fun.
(this pic doesn't really do it justice...it's a 9 foot tall majestic shrine to Santa)

As for this picture....I do not have the story on it. I found it in the camera. Must have happened while I was teaching and Dad was in charge. I think Quinn looks especially cute in my glasses.
Have a 'cool Yule'



6 comments:

Cindy said...

Darling tree! Ours is in transition this year....I think I'm going rustic...but we'll see.....Love the Mr. Potato Head Santa!

Karen said...

cute! love the santa tree.

brooke said...

Your tree is darling--I collect ornaments too from places I've visited--and most of them are Santas. My question is where do you find all the Santa ornaments to go with what your kids are into? That is such a cute idea.

Amy said...

Wow! That tree is gorgeous!! How long does that take to decorate?

Also, I made my blog private so email me at amy.eldredge@yahoo.com with your email address so I can grant you access.

the Pan-lings said...

"Beauty-full"

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