Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Trimming the New Year Tree!
Hello everyone! One of my favorite family traditions is decorating a tree for the holiday season. In my family, we call it a New Year Tree because we celebrate New Year instead of Christmas. After debating whether to set up a pink tree with white lights or a white tree with colored lights, I decided on the white tree. My parents put the garland and lights on the tree for me, but I get to do the ornaments!
Here are my boxes of ornaments and my star for the top of the tree. I love the little character ornaments- I have had them for many years and they are my favorites! I love the sparkling ornaments too- I love sparkly and shiny decorations during the holidays!
First I had to put strings on my ornaments so that I could hang them on the tree. I had beautiful silver string- isn't it pretty? It has little glittery bits in it and now I have sparkly shinies all over my outfit and in my hair!
Once I had strings on all my ornaments, I started hanging them on the tree. Of course, I put on holiday music as I worked.
This little snowflake is my favorite ornament of all! I'm so glad I have three of him!
Here I am hanging a little santa on the tree. In my family, we celebrate with Ded Moroz, or Father Frost, instead of Santa Claus. Ded Moroz is similar to Santa, but because I grew up celebrating with him, I like Ded Moroz better!
Finally, it was time to put the star on top of the tree! I climbed up on my nightstand to do it. I probably should have asked a mom, but I was too excited! Luckily, I didn't fall. Phew!
All done! Here I am with my finished New Year tree, or ёлка, as it is called in Russian. I was adopted from Russia, so my family likes to include Russian traditions in our celebrations. Happy Holidays!
Do you decorate a tree to celebrate during the winter holidays? Are there any special holiday songs you like to sing?
In this entry I'm wearing: white shirt and grey pants from Liberty Jane Clothing, slippers from American Girl, and handknit sweater and hat.