It’s that time of the year again and over the weekend we put up our tree.
I’m not a fan of real trees and all the mess they leave behind. Also what do you do with them afterwards?
It’s not like you can throw them on the fire when it’s 34 degrees celsius. At least a man-made tree can be recycled each year.
It comes in a long box which is stored underneath the house for 11 months of the year. I go a bit crazy on decorations and like to steer away from the traditional red and green.
It’s always a decision as to what colours to use. This year my daughter decided on purple, blue and silver. So out came the boxes of those decorations (I have a box for each colour).
The dogs and I put up the tree and then Sophie came and hung the baubles and other decorations.
When we lived in Hong Kong, a pop-up shop would appear each November full of beautiful decorations from the Philippines and other places. I’d never seen anything like it before or since.
So after a few hours, a cocktail and some carols playing, our tree is up for 2009.
Now I just have to finish the shopping and start the wrapping. I like everything co-ordinated so will have to find some blue, purple and/or silver paper, ribbon and gift tags. I also need to find a silver something for the top of the tree. I have a gold angel and a hot pink star but neither of those suit this year’s colours.
What colours are you putting on your tree this year?