Today’s blog is making up for the fact that I didn’t post anything yesterday. When I said I would do Blogmas, I told myself that I would make sure to post something every day, which was a good goal for me to keep. Already I have not been able to do this because yesterday and the day before I was feeling so poorly. I had a bug which kept me up being sick all night and I can honestly say I felt awful. I probably would have attempted to write a blog post even though I was feeling so shocking, but Mr P banned me from doing anything but sleep. This probably was the best advice as I am starting to feel better now. In my Blogmas Day 3 post I said I would share my Christmas decorations with you the following day, and not wanting to go back on my word, that is what I am going to do!
We have had our Christmas tree for 5 years now and it has done us so well. I’m not going to say it was the most expensive tree, but we did spend enough that it will definitely last for many years to come. If you are thinking of buying an artificial tree, I would recommend spending that little bit more just so you can make sure you get the most for your money. I would love a real tree, but we are restricted with space in our house. In our old house the space was even more limited, which meant we had to buy a tree that was slimmer than your standard artificial. It took me a while to find one suitable, but our local garden centre is a god send in this kind of situation.
As I said in my previous post, I have bought new decorations this year to avoid any breakages and damage. I am so glad that I did, because my toddler cannot resist the tree and has already tried to use the baubles in games of catch and football. The majority of tree decorations are from Next. I love the green and red tartan theme we went for and it really does compliment my living room.
The only tree ornaments that are not from Next are the personalised wooden snowmen I had made this year. They are from Urban Twist and are beautiful. I had one made for each of us with our names on and our elf brought them as our surprise yesterday.
I also decided to buy a tree skirt this year, which again just adds that extra little something to the tree. I’m not too sure of the brand because I got it from the garden centre, but I love it. I have had to stop my children from lying on it several times though because it does look so cosy!
I have always had wreaths to put on the walls, but with changing our theme and decorations, I had to buy new ones. These heart shaped wreaths are from Next and I really like the Christmassy simplicity of them.
I also bought two Nordic reindeer Christmas card holding kits from The Wedding of my Dreams, as the way we used to display our cards doesn’t work in our new house. I have no cards to hang from it at the moment, but I can’t wait to start filling it up. The wooden reindeers look lovely and fit in well with our other decorations.
When I ordered our Advent calendar from Dibor, I also ordered some little stockings. I received a pack of three different designs all within a Nordic/tartan theme. I have hung these on our curtain rail, as we do not have a fireplace or anywhere else troublesome little hands can’t reach. They will be used purely for decoration, but I’m hoping our elf might cause some mischief with them!
I still have some more little decorative touches to add, but I am so happy with how our decorations have turned out and the products I have bought. There is nothing better than decking the halls and this year our house feels even more festive.
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Mrs P x x x