~Christmas Tree on a dime~

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!!


About dazzlingingrace

Hmm.. I love Jesus. I love my husband, Eric. I love my 8 beautiful children. I loved living in California. I love sunshine and the beach. Shopping at farmers market and the little stores downtown where I can bargin for the best deal. I love to sew and make things. I love spending time with girlfriends encouraging each other. Date nights with Eric are fabulous. I love ballroom dancing with him. The smell of my new little baby and the miracle of their existance. I love italian food- or just about all of Italy for that matter. I love art- paintings on my wall that I know personally who painted them.
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5 Responses to ~Christmas Tree on a dime~

  1. great job on the tree!  I really like how white ornaments look on a green tree

  2. Lovely! Goodness ,I wish we could get a 15.00 tree in NJ. They are seriously overpriced here!

  3. Beautiful tree!Love the picture of you and your husband.  You are so pretty!

  4. love your tree. very fabulous. and very well done to have it planned in advance so that you don’t have to spend too much. yay for date night

  5. mumsnc says:

    What a surprise to get your Christmas letter with this blog address on it.  Thank you for sending it to us and allowing us to see your life through the web.  The children have grown so much since we saw them at Eric’s graduation. We are glad that you all have a wonderful blessed life.  Love you all, Mom & Dad S.

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