The joys and excitement of Christmas is filling our home. I love how excited the kiddos are for the small things: a Christmas tree, and lights! The magic has truly begun. We set up the tree and several strands of lights later, the kiddos enjoyed trimming the tree with a gold bead garland. The tree looked charming in a very simple way. The designer suggested we leave it like that. Why not? Last year I spent most of my days re-hanging the ornaments. I think we’ll hang the ornaments from ribbons around the house instead (high out of reach for little hands). 🙂
As the older kiddos helped the designer trim the tree, the grower was enthralled with the whole event. He sat right next to the tree, staring and trying to reach the lights. Oh the magic… After the tree was done, the designer put some lights on the house and set up a tree of lights near the entry. So fun for us all. We ended our advent activty by reading Christmas Lights by Ann Fearrington, and Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell.