Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Welcome to Powell! I was excited about participating in Show Me Your Christmas Tree, a blog hop featuring Christmas trees from around Missouri, and made sure ours was decorated in time to share. I want to thank our hostess, Terri Steffes, of Our Good Life, for organizing this fun holiday event.

Our Christmas Tree
Our Christmas Tree

We have an artificial tree that is pre-wired with white lights. Once my husband assembles it, I decorate it in the traditional colors of red and green, silver and gold, and then add the special ornaments. We top it off with a bright shining star.

Decorating Hint

I have some plain old red, gold, and green glass ornaments. They have some wear such as scratches, so I put them near the center of the tree to reflect the lights, help hide the wires, and give depth.

Christmas tree skirt
Christmas tree skirt

We’ve had our Christmas tree skirt for about twenty years, or so. It’s hard to believe, but I ordered it and had it monogrammed soon after we were married.

Annual Tradition

When our kids were young I started an annual tradition of buying a Christmas ornament for each of them. I tried to find one that corresponded to something special about that year. Someday I will give them their ornaments so that they’ll have some memories to warm up their new home. I have also bought some for my husband and I so that when that time comes we’ll have some left for ourselves.

Memory Lane

Decorating the tree each year becomes a walk down memory lane. As I get out each ornament out and hang it on the tree, I can’t help but think back about what it memorializes. Here are a few of them:

Baby Shoes - A gift when our son was born.
Baby Shoes – A gift when our son was born.
Our daughter's 1st Christmas
Our daughter’s 1st Christmas
The year our daughter raised rabbits
The year our daughter raised rabbits
The year our son learned to play the guitar.
The year our son learned to play the guitar.
Rudolph made by our daughter, and a diploma for our son's graduation from high school.
Rudolph made by our daughter, and a diploma for our son’s graduation from high school.
Thomas the Tank Engine - a favorite of our son as a toddler.
Thomas the Tank Engine – a favorite of our son as a toddler.
The year we moved to our new homestead in Powell.
The year we moved to our new homestead in Powell.
Christmas Village

While you’re here, I thought I’d share my Christmas village, too. It was accumulated over a long period, and a few pieces were gifts. I especially like the animated skating pond. There is a counter across the back of our den where I’m able to set it out. There’s even a short video if you’d like to see it in action.

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Skating Pond Video

Homecoming

There have been years when we were planning to travel so we didn’t get as many decorations out, but this year my attitude towards decorating is a little different. Now that both of our kids are adults, I want to make our home a place that they look forward to coming back to. Thank you for hopping by to see our Christmas tree. You can continue the fun by clicking the link below. Merry Christmas from Mid-Life Blogger!

“Show Me” Your Christmas Tree! Link-up

"Show Me" Your Christmas Tree

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"Show Me" Your Christmas Tree

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  1. Lauren C. Moye

    This is so cool! I love trees that tell the family’s story. Our own tree always had more homemade and ‘special’ ornaments on it. This year I’m running two tiny trees. The 3′ tree is well off of the floor to protect all my precious (and breakable) keepsake ornaments. Each year my Mom gives me an ornament as a gift, but as I look over at it, I find myself wondering, “What ornaments could I add to finish telling my families’ story?”

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  2. Heidi Villegas

    I’m an empty nester too, and there have been some holidays when I knew my children/grandchildren wouldn’t be able to come home to visit for a few days. It’s depressing. One year, I didn’t even decorate, I felt so sad. That was awhile ago, but I still sure do miss the kids around during the holidays! Your article was very helpful!

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  3. Kim

    Your tree is beautiful…and I love your memory lane ornaments…we have the exact same baby’s first Christmas. Perhaps we have babies who are the same age!! 😉

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