We always try to put up our Christmas Tree on the weekend following Thanksgiving! We were really busy this Thanksgiving weekend, so it took two days to put up our tree!
This is most likely the last year with an artificial tree. Grant loves real trees, and even though they make me itchy, I'm going to give in next year! I think cutting down our own tree is going to be a new fun family tradition!
On the Sunday following Thanksgiving, we brought our already assembled tree down from the attic and set it up. We also hung the stockings from the mantle. Everything looked so pretty when we were done! The kids helped and then we watched a Christmas show with Grant's mom, who had stopped over for a visit.
The following day, we decorated the tree after dinner. Liam slept through the tree decorating, but Lily was very enthusiastic!
We follow the same process every year. Grant unwraps the ornaments and hands them out, the kids hang their ornaments and I hang breakable ornaments (and take pictures!), and Grant puts the star on top of the tree. Liam's ornament was the very first one on the tree this year!
We are loving our tree this year! It makes the entire room feel so warm and cozy!!!