Well the tree's up for another year. This is a job that my daughter and I do together (it obviously doesn't appeal to the males in the house). We have so much fun doing this together.
We start by putting on Christmas music, then assembling the tree. Once the tree's up, we untangle the string of 600 lights, turn them on and wrap them round the tree. In London, we bought a real tree and it smelled divine. Here in Brisbane, a freshly cut tree wouldn't last long in the heat, so I bought the most real looking artificial tree I could find.
The big baubles are always the first decoration we put on the tree.
Once they are on, we fill the gaps with all the little decorations.
When all the decorations are on, we put the star on top.
Finally we assemble the railway track that runs around the bottom of the tree.
We've had the train since the kids were little. It plays annoyingly loud Christmas music but the kids love it.
Is your tree up yet? Do you wait until 1st December, or sneak it up a little earlier?
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