The weekend after Thanksgiving I love putting up the Christmas tree & decorating the house with my Mom & Sister – my Dad & Brother usually opt out…I think they were golfing this year lol. We always play Mariah Carey’s Christmas album, dance around & just enjoy the day. We don’t purchase a real tree anymore, when we were all younger we were insistent on finding the tallest, fullest tree there was – we’ve since invested in a phenomenal pre-lit fake that is just as effective, 80% less the hassle & looks even better!

We took all of the tree decorations out of storage
We had a little trouble with the star LOL
Even Lily got in the spirit!

I love our ornament collection because each one has some kind of memory, joke, or sentiment to it. There are even a few faces on the tree 😉

This was a bridal shower gift for my Mom!
This one is so old & chipping away, but it’s still one of my favorites 🙂
How cute is my little sis in her 3 fingered homemade ornament LOL?!!
This one of my brother cracks us all up! He’s suuuuuuch an angel 😉
…And that’s me…in 1st grade!
…aaaand Katherine called it quits
All done! So pretty 🙂

Naturally, after all of that work it was manicure time!

Fun Gelish mani on Katherine! Midnight Reflection & Twinkle on her index fingers 🙂

I love spending time at my parents house during the holidays. It’s so warm, festive & comfortable. It’s so darn hard to make my apartment feel that way! …Stay tuned for that post though…we did make an effort!

Do you and your family have a Christmas decorating tradition?

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