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Title: Oh Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree...
Post by: SueSparkle on November 22, 2011, 05:48:47 PM
Post pictures of your Christmas tree/decor this year. I'll post mine first!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/suelauj/misc/377597_10150970547345008_634930007_21707874_543524593_n.jpg)
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Post by: miss-hmoob on November 22, 2011, 09:54:38 PM
pretty. I love christmas time. No tree this year for us. Our house is still being remodel.
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Post by: Ron Burgundy on November 22, 2011, 09:55:57 PM
Your fp looks almost like mine. :o  Our tree will be on the left.  Will post pics next week when it's up. O0
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Post by: asdfghjkl on November 23, 2011, 08:21:14 AM
I'm just gonna put up my Charlie Brown Xmas tree again.  :-\
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Post by: Thundersaurus on November 23, 2011, 08:53:56 PM
Beautiful Sue. We won't put our tree up 'til we move.
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Post by: Lavender on November 30, 2011, 11:01:50 PM
Beautiful tree.   O0

I will post mine...hopeful ly we will put it up this weekend.
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Post by: foromosa on December 01, 2011, 08:45:23 AM
Nice! I haven't had a Christmas tree in years.  :'(
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Post by: moonangel on December 03, 2011, 12:27:51 PM
Nice. We have our tree but no decorations yet.  Hope to decorate today.
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Post by: Lavender on December 03, 2011, 10:26:36 PM
(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad58/lyang09/food/IMG_6807.jpg)

Here's mine.  Just got it up today.

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad58/lyang09/Christmas%202011/IMG_6797.jpg)


(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad58/lyang09/Christmas%202011/IMG_6804.jpg)

(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad58/lyang09/Christmas%202011/IMG_6809.jpg)


(http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad58/lyang09/Christmas%202011/IMG_6817.jpg)
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Post by: SueSparkle on December 05, 2011, 09:30:27 PM
Awesome ornamints! I love collecting ornamints and buy a lot every year after Christmas from Hobby Lobby and Pier One.
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Post by: SummerBerry on December 06, 2011, 11:03:32 AM
Awesome ornamints! I love collecting ornamints and buy a lot every year after Christmas from Hobby Lobby and Pier One.

They just open Hobby Lobby here about 2 months ago but I have not check out the store yet.  I just hope it is better then Michael's or Joann's.
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Post by: moonangel on December 06, 2011, 11:26:23 AM
Here's ours.  The snow was inspired by the decor at the mall when I took the girls to see Santa.  There is also snow dust on the tree but hard to see in the image.

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g332/hlitsab/misc/CT0003.jpg)

Lavender, those are such cute ornaments!
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Post by: moonangel on December 06, 2011, 11:33:46 AM
They just open Hobby Lobby here about 2 months ago but I have not check out the store yet.  I just hope it is better then Michael's or Joann's.

I think Hobby Lobby does have better ones.  They have a bigger selection.
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Post by: DeceiversChick on December 07, 2011, 04:49:10 PM
Very pretty ladies!  I asked the s/o if he wanted a xmas tree and said NO. He doesn't want to pay for electricty, no room to store the tree, and a waste of money. I guess no xmas tree here.  :-[
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Post by: Reload Wife on December 08, 2011, 07:27:13 PM
Very pretty ladies. Thank you for sharing. I have yet to get my x-mas tree. We always get a real one.
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Post by: Ron Burgundy on December 09, 2011, 02:07:56 AM
Very pretty ladies!  I asked the s/o if he wanted a xmas tree and said NO. He doesn't want to pay for electricty, no room to store the tree, and a waste of money. I guess no xmas tree here.  :-[

Wow! :o  What a negative cheapskate... :-[ 

Is his name Ebenezer Scrooge?? ::)
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Post by: DeceiversChick on December 09, 2011, 10:17:34 AM
Wow! :o  What a negative cheapskate... :-[ 

Is his name Ebenezer Scrooge?? ::)

I asked him the other night why is he not in the christmas mood? He said cause there are no kids. So I asked him Did your family ever had a christmas tree and decorated it? He said not really cause his parents were always busy and he never got what he wanted. I said No wonder you don't care about christmas! It's the thought that counts and not the actual item. My family always celebrated christmas and we had a tree every year. I always look forward to xmas cause it's the only time of the year to hangout with family. Then he said Oh sorry we can get a tree if you like? I said Nah it's ok. We can buy xmas stuff after christmas since it will be cheaper.

In conclusion I guess he didn't care cause it wasn't a tradition in his family to celebrate it. I will definitely change that next year.  O0
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Post by: asdfghjkl on December 09, 2011, 10:26:16 AM
My tiny little tree! I hope we can get a bigger tree next year.

(http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/ac62/klo82/IMAG1174.jpg)
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Post by: yes on December 09, 2011, 11:19:02 AM
Wowswers!! You ladies did an awesome job!!
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Post by: SummerBerry on December 09, 2011, 06:41:10 PM

I asked him the other night why is he not in the christmas mood? He said cause there are no kids. So I asked him Did your family ever had a christmas tree and decorated it? He said not really cause his parents were always busy and he never got what he wanted. I said No wonder you don't care about christmas! It's the thought that counts and not the actual item. My family always celebrated christmas and we had a tree every year. I always look forward to xmas cause it's the only time of the year to hangout with family. Then he said Oh sorry we can get a tree if you like? I said Nah it's ok. We can buy xmas stuff after christmas since it will be cheaper.

In conclusion I guess he didn't care cause it wasn't a tradition in his family to celebrate it. I will definitely change that next year.  O0

Nothing is tradition to my husband either but then he doesn't stop us from celebrating, decorating, etc.  As long as the kids and I are in the spirit of doing it then he's fine.

Go grab some stuffs after X-Mas is over and all the sale are on because that what I do every year for other items but not a tree since the current one I got is already one of those big expensive one that I got for 50% off or was it 75% at the last minute.  I gave my old tree away.  I have a list of what I am looking forward to grab and search this time so I'll be more prepared to decorate next year since my house is bigger and a more permanent home that I can do whatever I want vs. old house.
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Post by: Ron Burgundy on December 10, 2011, 01:10:38 AM

I asked him the other night why is he not in the christmas mood? He said cause there are no kids. So I asked him Did your family ever had a christmas tree and decorated it? He said not really cause his parents were always busy and he never got what he wanted. I said No wonder you don't care about christmas! It's the thought that counts and not the actual item. My family always celebrated christmas and we had a tree every year. I always look forward to xmas cause it's the only time of the year to hangout with family. Then he said Oh sorry we can get a tree if you like? I said Nah it's ok. We can buy xmas stuff after christmas since it will be cheaper.

In conclusion I guess he didn't care cause it wasn't a tradition in his family to celebrate it. I will definitely change that next year.  O0

If he needs kids to be in the Christmas mood, then he should be buying gifts for nieces and nephews - yours and his, or find a volunteer opportunity where they deliver presents to kids. 

Also, find out what he didn't get as a kid (which made him such a sour puss), i.e. what he really loved, and get it for him (from ebay).  Maybe Transformers, Voltron, GI Joe, She-Ra, Jem, whatever.... :2funny:
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Post by: moonangel on December 10, 2011, 11:29:33 PM
For my first Christmas with husband (when our first kid wasn't born yet), we got a discounted real tree a couple of days before Christmas Eve.  We didn't have much money or space in our first apartment together but we were in the spirits of things.  I have a photo of us with the tree and it puts a smile on my face when I see it.

DC, tell him that you don't need to put all the lights and stuff on the tree if electricity is going to be an issue.  If space is an issue, get a small one like asdfghjkl.  :)
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Post by: DeceiversChick on December 12, 2011, 11:55:53 AM
Nothing is tradition to my husband either but then he doesn't stop us from celebrating, decorating, etc.  As long as the kids and I are in the spirit of doing it then he's fine.

Go grab some stuffs after X-Mas is over and all the sale are on because that what I do every year for other items but not a tree since the current one I got is already one of those big expensive one that I got for 50% off or was it 75% at the last minute.  I gave my old tree away.  I have a list of what I am looking forward to grab and search this time so I'll be more prepared to decorate next year since my house is bigger and a more permanent home that I can do whatever I want vs. old house.
Yep, I told him the other day when we went shopping for a friends holiday party that we will buy ornaments after Xmas. It will be reduced to 50% or more. So he said Yes.


If he needs kids to be in the Christmas mood, then he should be buying gifts for nieces and nephews - yours and his, or find a volunteer opportunity where they deliver presents to kids. 

Also, find out what he didn't get as a kid (which made him such a sour puss), i.e. what he really loved, and get it for him (from ebay).  Maybe Transformers, Voltron, GI Joe, She-Ra, Jem, whatever.... :2funny:
He does have nieces and nephews and he's buying stuff for them. He didn't find it necessary for his own house since he's a bachelor.

DC, tell him that you don't need to put all the lights and stuff on the tree if electricity is going to be an issue.  If space is an issue, get a small one like asdfghjkl.  :)
Yea I'm thinking of colorful and pretty ornaments for next year. I'm thinking of a small one only since his home is sortof small.
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Post by: Lady_Fallin on December 12, 2011, 09:32:44 PM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/384472_10150404036622047_674612046_8789203_1248203163_n.jpg)
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Post by: asdfghjkl on December 13, 2011, 03:41:36 PM
Lady Fallin I like how you color coordinated your gift wrapping with the decor on your tree!
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Post by: DeceiversChick on December 13, 2011, 04:03:35 PM
LF, is the door behind the presents being used? I hope not.
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Post by: SueSparkle on December 13, 2011, 04:51:56 PM
Since the last picture I posted, I've added quite a few more presents in...  :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/suelauj/misc/374952_10151043215700008_634930007_21961963_221027871_n.jpg)
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Post by: Lady_Fallin on December 14, 2011, 01:01:31 AM
Nope, the front door is never used. :D SueSparkle, that's a gorgeous tree!  I like the gold stuff hanging down. I never have the patience to do that. :(
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Post by: Ron Burgundy on December 14, 2011, 01:27:52 AM
Nope, the front door is never used. :D SueSparkle, that's a gorgeous tree!  I like the gold stuff hanging down. I never have the patience to do that. :(

Those little stringys are a PITA to clean up afterwards. :P  So are all the pine needles from a real tree.   ;)
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Post by: SummerBerry on December 14, 2011, 04:39:43 PM
Since the last picture I posted, I've added quite a few more presents in...  :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/suelauj/misc/374952_10151043215700008_634930007_21961963_221027871_n.jpg)

I have no present under the tree anymore because the kids all want thier present right away and only demand to get what they want so husband and I just said open your present and buy or order online what they want and forget it otherwise all I hear is from my 4 yo. son........is it x-mas yet every single morning or do he have school. 

I already got my choice of washer and dryer purchased Monday night.  One little thing I might still asked my husband is just a bigger flat screen tv with his end of the year bonus.
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Post by: @boo on December 18, 2011, 10:00:00 PM
 :)
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Post by: SueSparkle on December 20, 2011, 01:12:06 PM
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/383151_10150477361847430_548117429_8707734_2030848279_n.jpg)

 O0

Very cute! I love it. It's so warm and inviting!
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Post by: Lovely1 on December 21, 2011, 01:05:03 PM
Since the last picture I posted, I've added quite a few more presents in...  :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/suelauj/misc/374952_10151043215700008_634930007_21961963_221027871_n.jpg)

 I love your tree.  How long did it take you to decorate it?
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Post by: SueSparkle on December 21, 2011, 10:04:12 PM
I love your tree.  How long did it take you to decorate it?

Thank you! Its hard to say because I decorated it over a span of 3 days but I spent about 2-3 hours each time. The hardest part is the red bows because I twisted them on individually.
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Post by: Ron Burgundy on April 25, 2012, 04:20:47 PM
Here's my set up.  Kinda late, but it's here.  This was right after Thanksgiving, so no presents were wrapped yet.  This year, I'll take a pic prior to Christmas to show the presents:

(http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af197/Ron_B_PHD/IMG_4049.jpg)
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Post by: Thundersaurus on April 25, 2012, 04:25:53 PM
Very pretty Ron.
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Post by: Lavender on April 26, 2012, 02:27:07 AM
Looking back at these pictures, I cannot believe how fast time has gone by.  It seems like it was just yesterday.  Ummmm I miss that special moment.  :)
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Post by: Ron Burgundy on April 27, 2012, 01:52:38 PM
Very pretty Ron.

Thank you! ;)
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Post by: Jesskuv on October 24, 2012, 06:24:37 PM
Everyone's tree is beautiful!

It's almost that time of the year again.  Do you use old ornaments, or get new ones every year or two?
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Post by: LeLe on October 24, 2012, 06:28:10 PM
My SIL has like four sets of ornaments..she rotates
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Post by: Lavender on December 19, 2012, 11:02:48 AM
Anemone,

Nice ornaments.  :)
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Post by: yubnag on December 05, 2013, 05:59:40 PM
(https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/549589_438971099558066_1817527714_n.jpg)
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Post by: couchpotato on December 06, 2013, 11:29:04 AM
2013 Christmas tree.

It's very colorful and made with love.  :)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo234/burberry78/af085486-56e7-4e47-b908-77fdd91a6296_zpsf45fba51.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/burberry78/media/af085486-56e7-4e47-b908-77fdd91a6296_zpsf45fba51.jpg.html)

I like the chain pinkiepie. Reminds me of my childhood and doing it in elementary school. :)
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Post by: SummerBerry on December 06, 2013, 03:58:57 PM
I rotated my ornaments every other year so gold and silver this year.  Will shared but desktop is too slow to upload and still don't know how to work my ipad for pictures yet.
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Post by: yubnag on December 13, 2013, 02:41:08 PM
2013 Christmas tree.

It's very colorful and made with love.  :)

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo234/burberry78/af085486-56e7-4e47-b908-77fdd91a6296_zpsf45fba51.jpg) (http://s379.photobucket.com/user/burberry78/media/af085486-56e7-4e47-b908-77fdd91a6296_zpsf45fba51.jpg.html)

So adorable!! I want to make decorations with my kids one day!
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Post by: moonangel on December 19, 2013, 05:20:34 PM
pinkie, love your bright and happy tree!

We just got our tree last night.  Haven't decorated yet but hope to one of these days...maybe even on Christmas Eve.  :-[
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Post by: moonangel on December 20, 2013, 02:22:37 PM
Yay, we got our tree up!

(http://motherof2andnomore.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/christmastree20130025_600.jpg?w=640)

More photos on the blog (http://motherof2andnomore.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/got-the-tree-up/)!  There's even an outdoor photo of the decor husband put up!
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Post by: Cyn on August 07, 2014, 09:13:01 AM
Old post, but figured why not.

Our Christmas tree this past year.

(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/mzc03/1506217_770116706335036_472545323_o.jpg)
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Post by: tRouBLe on December 21, 2014, 04:21:18 PM
Our Christmas trees.......   :D


(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/ms_lin28/xmastrees_zpsca868c3a.jpg)
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Post by: Ron Burgundy on November 21, 2016, 01:09:46 PM
Reviving this thread since the wifey put up the tree yesterday.  O0(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/15056506_10154174537501483_5896185044462018613_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=0e0e4714c1c86a416f772df28a00b6a7&oe=58D383C8)
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Post by: tRouBLe on December 01, 2016, 07:04:19 AM
Our trees......


(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/ms_lin28/IMG_7615_zpszchwmelr.jpg)
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Post by: out on December 01, 2016, 07:18:14 AM
 :love10:

You guys all have super nice trees & decor.