It’s actually been years since I’ve decorated a Christmas tree. Trees are nice, but the best part of decorating them is that I’ve attached a memory to almost every ornament. Even if I didn’t have a tree and just sorted through the ornaments, I would like recalling those memories up.
When I was younger, I used to like to make the animal ornaments look like part of a scene. So this year, I made the moose ornament look like it was walking on a tree branch. I liked to cluster animals together, too, so they had friends to talk to when I went to sleep at night.
I tried a casual Christmas Eve this year– black jeans, boots, a long sweater. My family’s Christmas celebrations were never casual until I was much older. I had a Christmas dress every year until middle school, I think.
The jeans just made me uncomfortable. Next year I’ll wear a skirt. I’m still holding out on finding a black and red tartan ball gown skirt– I’d wear it every year at Christmas for the rest of my life.