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Our Christmas Tree

artificial tree decorated with blue ornaments and garland

Our Christmas tree is not a Fraser fir or Blue spruce...   

And no, is not a Scotch Pine either...

It is a regular artificial "Scottsdale" pine tree!

But no, it's not the name or the type of tree that makes it special to us.


It is those special moments we shared while punching those big circles for the hundredth time or the tiny snowflakes that were so incredibly fun.

kids punching circles out of blue paper

It was the time we shared while cutting all those little pieces of tape...

blue and grey paper circles and many pieces of tape to create Christmas garland.

Or while gluing the snowflakes onto that final garland for the tree.

Christmas decor with blue and grey snowflake garland

It is the old tree skirt that got a new cover to go better with the theme, thus keeping all those past memories in place!

How to re-cover a tree skirt to use it again with a different design

Perhaps what makes our tree the most special are all those memories the kids have created every year to be displayed on it.

Rudolph the reindeer and star made out of popsicle sticks, Christmas tree with button ornaments and gingerbread man cookie ornament

Or underneath.

Handmade wooden train and christmas presents under the tree.

Those first close friends have to be by the side...

first friends come ot during Christmas

Making this, our special tree.


For more Christmas decor ideas check these out:

wooden rustic trees with a primitive white and wood tone.

Handmade Christmas ornaments in blue and white

ease and economical wreath made out of felt material in blue and white Christmas vignette


  1. How sweet! Your tree is so pretty, especially with the homemade ornaments. Love the cute stuffed bears. They look right at home on the sofa.

  2. you really can call it "your christmas tree" because of the memories that you have in putting up that tree...

    really nice christmas tree cristina!

  3. What a beautiful tree! You really did a great job. The memories are the best part about Christmas trees :) Glad you got to make some happy memories with your family again this year!

  4. Your tree is so pretty Cristina, I love the colours and the great idea for a homemade garland - it's so nice that you've all worked on it together.

  5. lovely colors and ornaments. Happy tree indeed

  6. What a beautiful tree Christina! You hand made ornaments and garland are really lovely. I love the sweet little handmade gifts under the tree!

  7. Your tree is so beautiful, Christina, and the best part is the love that decorates the tree, and under the tree, and in the precious stuffed bears from other years. That is the true joy of Christmas, the love and the sweet memories. Your tree is a perfect example of that!

  8. I think this may be my very favorite post of yours ever! Love the story and the traditions -- old and new.

    And the tree looks lovely!

    :) Linda

  9. Hi Cristina, I love your Christmas tree. The ones filled with special memories over time are the most beautiful of all, in my opinion. :) The garland is so pretty, as are all those sweet sweet ornaments put together with tiny little hands. Love.

  10. The colors are very nice and nothing wrong with a artificial tree. I want one myself. All the ornaments are so pretty and I think it's adorable that they are made by your kids.

  11. Absolutely wonderful tree filled with beautiful memories!

  12. Very nice post and tree and decor! I'm visiting from A to Z and am a new follower, thank you for sharing. You may also like some of what we have at Maddalee :)

    Have a good day, Nancy

  13. Oh my, Cristina...I did not even realize this post was yours, and I know we are already friends. See? I am drawn to your sweet links at the linky parties.

    :) Nancy

  14. Your tree turned out perfect Cristina...I love personal touches, too! XO, Aimee

  15. Really pretty! I think it looks real though, and funny I think I might have the same white star on my tree! Love all the DIY garland and touches too!

  16. Stopping by from the WOW party. I love your beautiful tree! You really did a great job. Memories are the most important thing to remember at Christmas.

  17. It's absolutely wonderful Cristina and you truly made it even more beautiful by involving your children and creating memories! Well done! :-)
    Thanks for sharing it at Inspiration Friday~

  18. Your tree is so beautiful! It looks like you all had a wonderful time making decorations.

  19. That's a very special tree indeed! It's ornaments are LOVE!

  20. very cute
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too =)

  21. Definitely a special tree! Love the tradition of making decorations. :) Beautiful job!

  22. I love the garland you made! Such a pretty and festive tree!

  23. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas tree at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love your garland and the handmade ornaments are so special! Have a wonderful week!


  24. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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