Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

How are you decorating your Christmas tree? When I was a child I was always mesmerized by beautiful Christmas lights, and in particular the way my mom and other family members decorated their Christmas trees. It seemed the longer I looked I stared at the tree’s decorations, the more I discovered hanging from its full branches; beautiful glass bulbs, wooden angels, toy train ornaments, stars, crystal icicles, reindeer and at its peak the beautiful star.

image1“It symbolizes the star of Bethlehem,” I was told. It was an honor as a child to have finally reached the age from which I could assist in decorating the tree, and today it is still one of my favorite Christmas traditions that I hope my two children find just as joyous when they are a little older.

Though I miss the pine smell of the real trees my parents would select when I was a kid, I decided to make the switch to an artificial tree. Not only does it save me from vacuuming often and the disposal of the tree, but I don’t have to fight with the lights which used to be quite frustrating. My favorite thing about the artificial tree is that I like to have it standing the entire month of December. My first year decorating my own tree, I only had gold bulbs. Each year I added a small bit, and now I am satisfied with a very full tree, decorated primarily in gold, copper and burnt orange, with a few different colors here and there.

What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season? Feel free to share a photo of your Christmas tree in the comments section!


We at TIP TOP wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!