Some have put their decorations up at the beginning of the month, but I like to do it around the middle of the month.
This tradition comes from having a real tree, and so it could never go in too early, otherwise it would be bare by the time Christmas arrived. We didn't have the non-dropping needle kind back when I was a kid. But even the Nordmann's go very droopy if in a hot house too long.
I will only get decorations if I can find both the boys names. These particular baubles are my favourites, having Ben and Kieran's name on them.
Now I live in a smaller house where a real tree would not fit, I have a slimline fake Christmas tree. (One day I'll be able to have a real tree again - you can't beat the smell of a real tree as you enter the room. Really does make it feel like Christmas then.)
|Last year - my slimline tree!|
With only 12 days to go, are you nearly ready for Christmas? Are the cards written, presents wrapped? Or do you still have more to do?
And as I promised some eye-candy, what about this guy helping out?
A little bit of Richard Armitage... as Wendy wouldn't share!