While I don’t have a tree in every room in my house, I do have a number of them. Two of them are 7.5 feet and two of them are 4 feet and then I have a few two feet table top ones as well in the bedrooms. It takes some time to get them all decorated, but I love every minute of it.
I like to have different styles of decoration for each tree. The one in our main living space is the traditional one. It’s the only place in my home in which I use colored lights, but for this tree, only multi-colored will do.
This tree is home to many of my DIY ornaments and I use silk poinsettia blooms scattered all around it. I love personalized ornaments for this tree.
Using flower blooms or floral picks is a great way to add filler to any tree.
It’s filled with tons of ornaments from years past as well as newer ones. The memories that come to mind as I’m decorating this one are special.
I love this little nutcracker drum ornament and each year I am reminded of seeing a performance of the Nutcracker at the Fox in Atlanta with my son, Ryan where we purchased this ornament together.
I’ve always loved that Gloria’s name is found on so many Christmas items. This tree has several ornaments with her name. This is one of my favorites.
Each year, on Christmas Eve, anyone who is at our home brings an ornament for the tree. We make a big deal out of presenting the ornaments and everyone hangs the one they brought on the tree. It’s a fun tradition and one that always gives me lots of joy. As I unpack the ornaments each year, I can recall who gave which ornament and it warms my heart.
You’ll find all kinds of ornaments and colors on this tree. It’s the one I always think of as the Family Tree. This is the tree that gets the presents placed under it and the one that we gather around on Christmas morning.
The Parlor Tree
The other large tree is placed in the room that I affectionately call the parlor. In the south, we have parlors! My California husband isn’t too sure about that. He prefers to just call it the front room. This is a rarely used room, but it’s the most formal one in our home and it faces the street. It’s home to my grandmother’s piano and a large hand crafted book case, tons of photo albums on another book case and some special photos on display. It’s only fitting that it gets a more formally decorated tree.
For a unified look, sticking to a small color scheme works best. I use only clear lights for this one.
Buying new ones during the after Christmas sales is a great way to add to a collection for less.
Gold or gold trimmed balls.
For our sports room, I always decorate a 4 foot tree using ornaments of our favorite sports teams. Since my husband and I have different favorites, it’s a mixture. If it were only my sports tree it would be filled with Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves ornaments only! But, I do include his favorites, too.
This year, I added a four foot tree to our family room. It’s done in sea blue and white using snowflakes, shells, reindeer and stars.
Trimming the trees is as much about making the house festive as it is about the memories for me. Once they are up, there isn’t a night during the holidays that goes by that I don’t sit quietly for at least a few minutes and simply reflect on the blessings I’ve had in my life over the years. I think of all those special Christmas times, of my children’s laughter and glee and of all the routes we’ve taken in life to bring us to this Christmas.
Do you decorate multiple trees? Do you choose a theme for your trees? I’d love to hear about it!