The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop has gone by in a whirl! Today is our 12th day and we are trimming the trees! The participating bloggers will be sharing their Christmas trees today. There is sure to be loads of inspiration! We have two large trees, one four foot tree, and several small tabletop trees. At our house, it’s Oh, Christmas Trees! I hope you’ve enjoyed the 12 Days of Christmas as much as I have! A huge thank you to Shirley from Intelligent Domestications for organizing the hop, keeping up with over 30 bloggers, finding solutions to problems, and making sure the hop was fun for everyone!
Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!
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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
Oh, Christmas Trees
We have two large trees each year. For years, I had one artificial tree and one real tree. After several years of not finding the shape and size that I wanted, we decided to go with artificial trees for both.
The front room of our house is not one that we use often. It’s affectionately called the parlor, because the decor in the room is more formal than any other spot in our house and what else would I call a room like that in the south?
I use burgundy, gold, and white for this tree. It has a combination of balls, snowflakes, and blooms.
While we don’t spend much time in this room, I do enjoy sitting in here during the holidays with the tree and other lights aglow.
Our main tree is in our sun room. It’s the tree with the gifts and where we gather on Christmas morning. This tree is a reflection of things and places our family loves.
I love having lots of Santa ornaments on this tree. I haven’t counted, but I’d guess there are about 40 of them. This collage is a sample of ones I love. The first one in the bottom row is one I received from Donna from Two Chicks and a Mom for last year’s ornament exchange. The oldest one is the last one in the collage. It has my oldest son’s name on it and the year I got it-1982.
There are tons of special ornaments on the tree. Lots of them have our children’s and grandchildren’s names on them. Some years, I’ve made them, this year I ordered it. This is the new one for this year.
We also have a tradition of adding a new ornament to the tree each year on Christmas Eve. Whoever is here, gives an ornament to the tree. It’s always fun seeing what everyone adds.
I like having a smaller tree that is done using coastal decor. This year, the tree is on the upstairs landing. It’s sitting on top of a table so that the lights from it will show from the foyer window. I placed a large piece of faux fur over the table and added a lighted box and a sign.
I love finding coastal ornaments for this tree.
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Trimming the Trees
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!
If you’ve missed any of the 12 Days, you can follow the links below for lots of inspiration!
Day 1: S’mores Ornament
Day 2: Elf & Santa Candy Jars
Day 3: Snowman Door Hanger
Day 4: Party Appetizer-Cheesy Bacon Bites
Day 5: Dollar Store Craft: Reindeer Wall Art
Day 6: Party Game: Christmas Songs Trivia Game
Day 7: Hot Cocoa Bar
Day 8: Snowball Pecan Cookies
Day 9: Christmas Wreath in Silver & Red
Day 10: Formal & Casual Christmas Tablescape
Day 11: Outdoor Christmas Decor
Day 12: Christmas Trees
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!