I started my countdown to Christmas yesterday and showcased The Nativity. The second thing on my list of "It wouldn't feel like Christmas Without" is the Christmas Tree (we have a fake one due to allergies). Last year we splurged and bought a new tree - one with the lights already wired on and it was well worth the price! The Christmas decorations are always put up on Thanksgiving weekend and we make a big production out of it, usually taking the entire weekend (much better than Black Friday shopping).
Without further ado, here is our 2010 Christmas Tree.
Our 2010 Christmas Tree
I am usually in charge of the inside decorating and my husband does the exterior decorations. I always have the help of my kids. I don't know why, but it always seems like the youngest one puts all of the ornaments on the tree (with a little editing help from me). I do have to put on the ornaments that go on the higher up branches and place the star on the very top. If I had my choice the Christmas decorations would stay up year round, as it is they usually don't get put away until mid January!