Two years ago, we excitidly put up a beautiful family tree. Each ornament hung with love and care, generations worth of treasures displayed on string. My husband and I had both recieved ‘our’ ornaments from our families. It was so lovely. And the first feeling of family Christmas. But we didn’t count on curious toddler hands, and cheap plastic trees to change our reality. It only lasted a few days.
After a bit of crying and hysteria, dad and I came up with something entirely new. Child-proof and child included. A whole night spent together cutting, stringing, pasting and we ended up with this instead:
This year, even with a monkey child 18-month old, we are opting for the regular tree. But we’re saving those old treasures, the ones that survived the crash, for later and opting for all the old-school kid friendly, kid-proof ornamentals instead. Popcorn strings, tin foil stars, pomegranates, and paper garland.
How do you decorate your tree?