To keep with our travel plans this year we had to set up the tree quite early. Sera has a lot of memories from last year but I think this is the first year she's really excited about Christmas. This is the first time she helped to dress the tree and my control freak nature had to take a backseat. I think it came out quite nice in the end... with just a few tweaks!
We've had our synthetic tree for nine years now and it's not showing its age at all. I have only ever once had a real tree and felt horrible as my flatmates and I finally threw it out of our second story window, dry and dishevelled in the middle of March 2003.
Every year I make a few new ornaments and maybe buy one or two that keep in style with the traditional red, green and white theme.