Sunday, December 27, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree

If you find your self thinking this post is a little late follow to the bottom and you will see the relevance. :)

You might know this about me already but I'm a little kooky about my Christmas tree. :) The first year that I had my own house I just HAD TO HAVE a Christmas tree that was all white lights and silver ornaments. Once I got the breathtaking tree up all of the presents underneath the tree had to be wrapped in silver because by then it was really just one big art project.

Now a couple years later (after much teasing from my friends) I decided that I would try to add light blue ornaments to the tree and naturally the wrapping paper followed. While I also enjoyed the light blue and silver tree I went back to all silver a couple of years later. About two years ago I walked into Walmart, of all places, and discovered the magnificence that was black Christmas ornaments and became obsessed with finding them. :) It is a little harder than you might imagine. You can find one here or their but never lots of them together. (I think that is part of the draw actually.)

This year I started thinking that my obsession with matching the wrapping paper to the tree might be a little silly but once all the gifts were wrapped I remembered why I love to match everything.

Anyway, I went out to buy my wrapping paper for next year yesterday (I never pay full price for wrapping paper. I think it's silly when I could just plan ahead.) and found myself IN LOVE with this red paper with white polka dots! I tried to ignore it but it kept calling to me until I had to buy it! Now if you know me don't faint because I actually found some great red ball ornaments at 50% off and my vision for next year is the red polka dot tree! Mostly silver and black but a few shiny red dots! I am so excited and the excitement of next years tree will actually make taking this years tree down today seem less painful somehow.


Jamie said...

Ha! And this is why we love you! Such a great story! Love it! And your tree (& gifts) are beautiful!!!
It's been so fun opening my envelopes each day from you! Thank you soooooo much!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

jane eileen said...

Jeane's mom said...
Where's the paper? Must we wait until next year?

miss sumbal said...

You are awesomely hilarious. :)

derek and kelly said...

I was actually thinking about changing my glittery red ribbon on the tree to red and white polka dot ribbon next year. Great minds think alike...

Paula said...

Oh, I love it! And, I am so glad that I'm not the only one who turns Christmas into an art project. Have to admit though I've not yet matched the paper to the tree!

Kelly Kilmer said...

I really really want a pink Christmas tree so I totally get it.