Each Christmas, I decided what I am going to decorate my tree for the next year. I love changing all the decorations each year, but to do this at the start of the holiday season is very expensive. So last year, I decided I wanted a white and silver tree this year. I bought all the ornaments at the end of the year for 90% off. White balls, silver balls, and silver glittery snowflakes. I picked up an old church hymnal at the thrift store for 24 cents. I already had white lights. So this year, all I needed was a tree!
The cost of my tree was $15. We cut it ourselves- which is part of the fun of getting a tree out here in Oregon. I tore the pages out of the hymnal and gave them to the children to fold into fans and whatever else they wanted. We strung the lights, hung the ornaments, and added our musical pages and…had a beautiful tree for a total cost of $35.00!
I always seem to have a hard time finding a good place to hang all the stocking. This year, the wall behind the tree seemed the perfect place. I hung some old twine up to hang all the christmas cards and pictures.
Going out on a date to a Christmas Party!!