2020 may have changed a lot of things but it hasn’t changed one of my favourite Christmas traditions. The Great Christmas Tree Hunt! This is where we go and find a tree on the Crown lands near the power lines (which they have to clear out periodically anyway) and we cut it down and bring it home. We were fortunate to have a clear and sunny day to do so and enjoyed our time outdoors, searching for the perfect tree.
I’m pretty firm on not decorating for Christmas before the beginning of Advent and usually we wait until we can get our tree to put out any Christmas decorations. This year, like so many others, I felt in need of a little cheer and so as soon as possible, I asked Peter to bring up our Christmas boxes and all last week the girls and I were reading Christmas books and collecting pine branches to decorate with. Now that everything is officially decorated, it’s feeling very festive and cozy.
We are also trying something new this year and we let the girls each have a tiny Christmas tree of their own in their room. They decorated as they pleased, choosing some ornaments they have made in past year’s as well as various other things they thought were pretty. The result is rather chaotic but, I think, kind of adorable.