Thursday, December 11, 2008

O Christmas Tree.. O Christmas Tree..

I know I had been posting a lot about Christmas Trees (the Aluminum Tree, the Plumeria Tree, etc.) but when "We Are That Family" announced a Carnival on Christmas Trees, I couldn't help but join!

Kristen spoke about tradition. When I was growing up, it was tradition in our family to put up and decorate the Christmas Tree on December 1. It's my parents' wedding anniversary and it's a very special day. We usually go out to eat on a special restaurant (we only do that once a year, we don't usually eat out). So, December 1st was the traditional Christmas Tree day.

Now in my family here on Maui, we changed a little bit. It started 3 year ago. we put up our Christmas Tree on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Actually, it's a tradition that on Thanksgiving Day, our friend Kenny helps my hubby take the tree out of the storage (yes, we use the plastic tree. And so well see if this tradition sticks - 3 years in a row so far :)

For a gala of Christmas Trees, go to We Are That Family's "O Share Your Christmas Tree"


Dawn @ simply transparent said...

Love it and it's a fat one too! love it!
Merry Christmas!

TidyMom said...

Beautiful Tree!!!

Growing up we always put our tree up around my Dad's birthday, Dec 12. I carried that tradition to my own family, but now with the internet I see how much earlier so many others put their tree up, I always feel so far behind - we just got ours up 2 days ago!! - hoping to post my pictures soon!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

We typically do ours within a wee after Thanksgiving.

Love your ornaments... very cute!

SmilingSally said...

Your tree is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. We put up ours after Thanksgiving also. Here's mine.

Shannon said...

I like all of your Christmas trees, past and present. I still love aluminum trees. i think it would be fun to have one for the kids to decorate with paper garland and such. Last year we were Jakarta and had a huge plumeria in the yard. I floated those flowers in a bowl on the table almost every day. We too do a plastic tree. It is just easier for now.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Your tree is beautiful Liza...I love it! We have an artificial tree that my dad and stepmom gave us but when we first got married we would always go buy a "Charlie Brown" type real tree. :)

Natalia said...

I love Hawaii, and love your tree!

Merry Christmas!