This year my mom and I decided our theme would be Old fashion children's Christmas. She has collected many vintage ornaments throughout the years and we've also been given by both of my grandmas, retro lights and ornaments. This year my grandma gave my mom 2 strings of lights that she has had since the late 70's. These are the authentic old fashion light bulbs, the kind that my mom used to have on her trees as she was growing up. Now we happily have them on ours. My mom, as she does every year, put up some of the ornaments that my brothers and I made in elementary school. Yes yes the lovely macaroni and pipe cleaner ornaments. We've got them all. We also have ornaments up that used to be on her tree when she was a child, we have all the baby's first Christmas ornaments, and special ones given to us by family members. The ornaments are all pieces of our holiday history. We absolutely love and appreciate this tree for all that it represents and for its simplistic beauty.
The festive sounds of holiday music rang in our ears, as we walked around our tree searching for the perfect spot for each ornament. Some took center stage up front while others were nestled into the branches near the trunk. The authentic old fashion light bulbs that strung across from branch to branch, illuminated the tree. We sat to savor the Christmas cookies. We sat and drank every last drop of hot chocolate. We sat and enjoyed the sweet sights of the holiday season.