Wooo it’s officially the first day of 12 Days of Blogmas!! I wanted to start it all off by giving you a look into one of my favourite things to do at this time of year, putting up our christmas tree and decorating it. For the past few years I’ve decided to go with a red and white theme because it’s classic and that way our individual ornaments we’ve collected over the years stand out. Even though it is our family tree I’m definitely the most festive person in my family so I’m always left to set up the whole tree, I’m not complaining though because it always puts me in the most christmassy mood and I just love making the tree look exactly how I imagined.
I’m utterly obsessed with fairy lights, I put them everywhere so as you can imagine I get overly excited to be able to cover a whole tree with them (even more excited at the prospect of driving past houses covered in lights but that’s for another day).
It was so cool to go through all our boxes of ornaments and see all the ones I bought when I was younger and finding ones I forgot about that bring back memories of going to the shops with my little brother and mum to pick out a new one for that year. I’ve always loved to help put up the tree and deck it out with all the tinsel and ornaments and this love and excitement is not going anywhere. One day I’ll definitely have the one house on the street that is covered in lights and moving displays with fake snow flying in every direction.
Once I’ve finished perfecting the tree it’s time to set up our north pole express train set that goes around the bottom of the tree, it’s the final touch to the whole area. I also put some mini christmas trees and other decorations around the house on coffee tables and other places like that to bring a bit of christmas all throughout the house.
I always feel like christmas doesn’t truly start until the tree is up and the lights are on, now it’s time for christmas movies and hot chocolate until christmas day and I’m more than ready to go into full christmas mode🎄. I look forward to talking to you all tomorrow for Blogmas Day 2!!
Love Sophie x