*This is a sponsored post for The King of Christmas. All opinions are solely my own.*
I know more Christmas sharing for me this week and I know it is still plenty early, but hey it’s my blog and I couldn’t pass up posting this Christmasy memory laden blog article – bare with me I promise there is an shockingly great reason for this highly gratuitous holly jolly post.
See Christmas and decorating for me is something that I have always loved, as far back as childhood and never quite sure why, but still I wait all year long even now for the day when we can dig out our Christmas tree to decorate it in all its glory.
There were only two years when where I couldn’t quite enjoy the activity of Christmas Tree decorating to the fullest.
1980s Inspired Christmas Tree Debacle
The first year was when I was thirteen years old (it was late 1980s) and my parents were in the middle of moving us from my childhood home to our then new home (fast forward over 30 years and I still live in this house – for those who don’t know we share the bottom half of their mother-daughter home).
Well, during this particular Christmas, we were to be moving right before Christmas. Long story short the closing got pushed back until right after New Year’s (we moved on January 2nd).
My dad, in all his Clark W. Griswald meltdown glory, put up the little white Christmas tree, he usually used in our big porch window. He propped this small scrawny, white Christmas tree on top (all already pre-decorated from the year before with Christmas tree Ornaments) of one of the boxes packed for moving and in his best humbug crazed tone, “Merry Frickening Christmas!” (Ok maybe he didn’t say it exactly like that, but you get the point).
Well, he was annoyed and frustrated and I get that so, but still very downplayed Christmas that year. After that year, he always made sure to go all out decorating our Christmas tree and decorate it early, too. I think he always felt a bit guilty about the 1989 Christmas tree debacle and tried his best to make up for it in the years after this.
2010 Christmas Tree Bah Humbug!
But still there was, as I shared earlier, one other year that I couldn’t really get into the Christmas tree decorating spirit and it was right after I had Lily. See, I had two little darling babies both of which took turns interrupting my sleep.
I totally decorated our Christmas tree haphazardly that year and even took our decorations down the very day after Christmas, because I just could stand the sight of all the Christmas tree chaos. I had enough chaos in general to just last me a lifetime.
But that was then and this is now. And I admit, I am more then a bit excited for this Christmas. I am gearing up my decorating skills (more to come in the following weeks, I promise) and even contemplating getting a bigger, newer grander tree for us like the one below (I can totally dream can’t I!).
And then, I got asked to share this larger then life giveaway for a gorgeous brand new spruce 7 foot artificial Christmas tree with LED lights.
Yup, I was so in and couldn’t wait to spread some Christmas cheer to all my readers (I know we have over a month before we should be decorating, but still couldn’t resist).
So, here I am wishing all who enter a good luck and happy Christmas tree decorating, too!
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