I love Christmas Trees! The worst part of Christmas is taking down the tree. It’s great to sit and watch the tree lights twinkling at night all through December. There’s just something about Christmas lights in the evening that is so soothing! I love it so much that I turn my Christmas tree lights on in the morning and leave them all day. About 9 years ago, I came up with the idea to keep a small three foot tree up all year. Then I would make or collect ornaments for it and change it each month depending on the holiday or season. Of course about 2 years after I came up with it, someone else did too and now you can find mini ornaments in every store.
Here are a couple of pictures of my tree at different times.
This one is for fall. I think I spent about $7.00 on all of it. The tree was $2 at an after Christmas clearance sale and then I collected the decorations at after Halloween sales and at yard sales.
For September, it has leaves and mini pumpkins on it for ornaments.
In October, I put little ghosts, Jack O’ Lanterns and bats. Then I put some garland or black and orange ribbon around it.
After Christmas one year I bought all snowman stuff for my January tree. I spent about $3 on everything. I used leftover fake snow to put around the base too.
The first year for my Valentine’s tree I made all red and white hearts out of construction paper. Then one year I found heart ornaments on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
I keep a tree up each month: Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and of course for spring I bring out my favorite collection of gnomes! For each tree I’ve spent less than $5 and it’s always so nice to have something festive all year.
Just wanted to give everyone an idea along this same line. My 14 year old granddaughter has wanted a pink Christmas tree every year for the past 5 years to put up in her room at Christmas. After Christmas last year her parents bought a pink tree, pink ornaments, pink garland and other pink things for the tree. They gave it to her for her birthday in June. She set it up that day and it looks so cute. She has Zebra print everything with pink walls and the pink tree looks adorable.