So my husband and I came up with this idea for decorating our Christmas tree this year from a movie we had seen a while back. In this holiday movie, a family had 3 Christmas trees to represent Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future. In the movie, the inspiration came from the Christmas Carol story by Charles Dickens.
Well, we decided to do this for our tree this year...or should I say trees. We decorated three Christmas trees in our house!
The first is Christmas past. Its in our family room by the front window. For this tree, we decorated with all of our sentimental ornaments, each ornament my husband and I have given each other over the last dozen years and ornaments from when I was a baby. Unfortunately my husband's family lost his Christmas ornaments from when he was little so we don't have any old ones of his. But this tree is full of all of our special ornaments from past Christmas'.
The second Christmas tree which in our entry way, is decorated as Christmas present. For this tree we decided to do something more sleek and modern with matching ornaments and a red and gold color theme.
Christmas tree number three, is Emma Bee's Christmas tree. This one is in her bedroom. She loves having her own Christmas tree and lays in bed watching the lights glisten as she falls asleep every night. This tree is Christmas future and is decorated in silver and gold. This one was inspired by Rudolf and Yukon Cornelius' song about silver and gold decorations on every Christmas tree. Emma Bee's Christmas tree represents Christmas future because that's what she is, our future.
Emma Bee's Christmas tree has a star on top but we still need stars on top of Christmas past and present. But the three of us will be going to pick those out soon.
This is going to be our new family tradition each Christmas. I wanted to share in case any of you were looking for a new fun family decorating tradition or needed a little tree trimming inspiration!
to all of my wonderful readers!!