|Fruits of the Spirit|
Several months ago I was ask about our theme tree, but hadn't gotten around to sharing about it. I was trying to figure out when we bought our first tree, I believe it was 7 years ago. We purchased our first tree from Hobby Lobby at Christmas time, at that time we had no intentions of keeping the tree out year round. When it came time to put up the tree that was placed in the corner of our kitchen, I just couldn't. I loved having the tree light up the dead unused space in the kitchen. So, we decided to incorporate it into our decor throughout the year. The tree is prelit but within a couple of years the lights went out, and we couldn't get them back working. Christmas was just weeks away and Arthur said I could purchase a new tree....this time I bought a tree a bit bigger than the first one. When I got home I couldn't part with the old tree, so we put a new strand of lights on it and decided to put the tree in our family room. So, we now decorate 2 trees that stay up year round, one is in our kitchen the other is in our family room.
|Family Room Tree|
We decorate the trees to go along with the school lesson, season, or the holiday,
but we never decorate the trees in the same theme.
Of course the kitchen tree is the one that changes most often due to the fact it's our birthday tree.
Our younger children enjoy seeing the tree change themes.
They absolutely love it when they help out with crafting new decorations for the tree.
The tree has become a family affair,
some of our children have said when they have a family they too want a theme tree.
So, that's the story behind our theme tree in a nut shell.
Arthur and I agree we can't imagine not having a theme tree,
It's, well, kind of our signature thing...quirky as it may be?!