Well, I'm finally able to post that I met my own Christmas Tree Challenge and I am so glad that I did! Just taking the time to put it up, play with the branches, check the lights and then carefully place each ornament was a wonderful experience. It's amazing how 1 (large) decoration can make such a change in the way my home looks. This year I put the lights on a timer so that when I go downstairs in the morning the tree is beautifully lit and a treat to see. Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of our Saviour and King, Jesus Christ and I am excited that the celebrations of His birth are beginning to take place!
I wanted to share a special ornament that was lovingly placed on my tree for the first time this year. Last December Rebecca and I went to Disney and we bought this beautiful Mulan decoration. For some reason (probably because I didn't unpack my suitcase until after Christmas!) she didn't make it onto the tree last year but this year she holds a place of honour, front and centre on the tree.
I wanted to say a special Thank You to all who chose to participate in the Christmas Tree Challenge. Not only has it been wonderful to see all your beautiful trees but I hadn't anticipated reading all the stories that go behind the decorations and themes of your trees. I have linked to all those who have participated so far and they're listed on the link above.
I love my tree, the colours and theme of it but I will happily let all of that go to have a tree that's decorated by precious little hands so that all the decorations are about a foot from the floor and all in a clump! Oh, now that will be a beautiful tree!!