O' Christmas Tree - Part 2

Our Christmas tree is all decorated.  And while it's not the fanciest of trees on the block, it's ours.    There isn't any expensive ribbon cascading down the sides. And there aren't any matching set of sparkling ball ornaments.

But the tree represents almost 15 years of marriage and 8 years of life with kiddos.  There's the ornament that we bought on our honeymoon and the ones we have received as gifts from family. But my absolute favorites of all are made by the smallest hands in this house.

This next one is the newest ornament to our collection.  I purchased for an ornament exchange at a friends house.   And since it was one of those 'steal the gift' kind of exchanges, well....let's just say I stole it!   Not sure if that was breaking rules, but that shiny little number got to come back home with me that very same night!!

And this one represents an organization very near and dear to our hearts.

The only other consistent item on our tree (other than white lights) is the red berry garland.  I love it.  And it goes up every year. I'm not sure when I will grow tire of it, but for now, it still makes me smile!
And in an effort to decorate the base of the tree, I started wrapping gifts today too.  I love having fun wrapping paper.  And double sided wrapping paper is double the fun!  Look at this monster roll that I purchased at Costco!

A roll this large will surely last me into
next year. Let's hope I still love it then!
Fun wrapping paper deserves an equally great gift tag.  I printed a few sets off of the Jones Design Company website.  Don't you love them!?
via jones design company

So I got busy wrapping, and was able to put a few gifts under the tree.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Have a great weekend!
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