Decorating for Christmas doesn't usually happen in my household until at least the 1st of December. Today, however, became an exception. Since Spotlight had a sale on, we decided to do a quick shop for Christmas decorations.
Of course, this put the kids (and the grown-ups?!) in to the holiday mood. So, even though we don't normally put up the Christmas tree a week before December, we started doing so this evening. And, that's where my creative energies went for this weekend.
I love it, though. I love putting up the Christmas tree - planning where the baubles and the trimmings will go.
We used to have just a 4-foot tall tree. Hubby and I had that tree since our first year of our marriage nearly 9 years ago. Bought it from a shop in Holland Village in Singapore. We've collected tree decorations over the years. In fact, we used to buy a Christmas tree decor in the different places that we traveled to.
This year, though, we bought a new tree. A 6-foot tall one. The biggest tree we've owned together as a family. With this new tree, we ended up buying new decorations too. Thanks to our son, we have a silver/purple/blue theme for this year.
The tree's not complete yet, though. Still need to get new lights for it and do some finishing touches. That's why I decided not to take a photo of the whole tree just yet. But yeah, the house is definitely starting to look festive.
Now if only I can get started on my Christmas cards already... 😀
When do you usually get Christmas started in your home? When do you put up the trees? Buy presents? Send holiday cards? What kind of Christmas traditions do you have with your family?
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.