12 Days of Christmas {Day 8}: The Perfect Tree

The holiday seems to be complete when you go to that perfect tree lot, pick out the perfect tree, and decorate the tree to make it “Perfect.”  Every year it seems that people decorate their trees more elaborate and more interesting.  I love the idea of themes for your tree or just the collection of ornaments from the years past.  No matter how you decorate a Christmas tree brings cheer each year for you, your family, and your friends.

THE COOKIE TREE:  Cookies spelling out your children’s name, along with animal cookies, are a sweet treat to add to the Christmas tree. (From Better Homes and Gardens)ss_100628342

 THE AMERICAN  TREE:  Let your true colors show by decorating your Christmas Tree in patriotic red, white, and blue. The all-American look adapts well to December or July! (From Better Homes and Gardens)ss_J100226795

THE FAMILY TREE: Photocopy pictures, glue them to silver paper, and frame them with rickrack and other trims to turn your Christmas tree into a family scrapbook. Fill the boughs with small apples, kumquats, and vintage-style ornaments.ss_101003063

And this is my Christmas Tree.  I did not do the theme idea this year, but decided to use the same wrapping paper for all the presents.  My tree consists of ornaments from my childhood, ornament given to me as a gift from friends and family, and unique ornaments that I picked up over the years.