Welcome to Christmas Traditions with Tree Classics!
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole….those were the Christmas albums that we played on the stereo as we decorated the Christmas tree when I grew up.
As soon as Thanksgiving was over, my sweet mama would start playing her collection of Christmas albums. This was one of the many Christmas traditions in our home, along with tromping through the woods to find the perfect tree (Mama insisted it have a bird’s nest in it!), chopping it down and dragging it home. Once we had the tree up, decorating it could only begin once we had our hot chocolate, served in Santa mugs, of course.
All of these memories came flooding back as I was decorating our family room Christmas tree this year.
I still play the old Christmas classics as I decorate our tree, and when I pull out the tree decorations each year, I make sure I have a hot mug of cocoa with marshmallows floating on the top.
Somewhere among the branches, a bird’s nest will be placed. My mother always insisted that if you found a tree with a bird’s nest in it, it was good luck for the following year. I always honor that tradition by placing a bird’s nest somewhere in our tree.
Thankfully, we don’t have to chop down our own tree anymore, not with the most realistic artificial tree I’ve ever seen!
Our tree from Tree Classics is the pre-lit Classic Fraser Fir. It features realistic tips and needles to replicate the real thing, and I have to say, it’s amazingly life like. If I had some pine scent tucked within the branches, you would swear that it’s real!
Christmas lights have always been my nemesis, so I was very happy that I didn’t have to add the lights to the tree because it comes pre-lit, making it so easy.
This year I decided to decorate with the traditional colors of red and gold so I pulled some red plaid ribbon from my Christmas stash and made a large bow as my tree topper, letting tendrils of ribbon flow down the tree.
I placed some large pinecones in among the branches as well as some sequin snowflakes from my stash of ornaments, but the real beauty came from the burgandy and gold ornaments from Tree Classics. Crafted from blown glass, they have such a rich look to them and add a beautiful depth to the tree.
Many of the ornaments have a vintage look, with glitter accents, and remind me of some of the beautiful ornaments we decorated with as a child.
The last few years, I’ve decorated with softer, more neutral tones, but I’m so pleased that I decided to go with more traditional colors this year. The pops of red and gold work beautifully against the neutral backdrop of the room.
The finishing touch is the buttoned up, quilted, velvet tree skirt! It’s absolutely gorgeous, and feels so luxurious! I hate to cover it up with the presents!
The tree is definitely the star of the family room. We love sitting in here with the tree lights twinkling, a fire in the fireplace, curled up under a blanket, and watching a good movie.
This will be Miss RubyLou’s first Christmas and so far she is mesmerized with all the decorations and lights.
She loves to curl up under the tree, on the velvet tree skirt, and nap. We catch her staring at the tree and nosing at the ornaments. Thank goodness, our little elf is very gentle, and hasn’t broken any.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our Christmas Tradition with Tree Classics. Don’t forget to visit the other lovely homes to see how they decorated their beautiful Tree Classics tree.
Please tell me, what is your favorite Christmas tradition?