>I know, Thanksgiving hasn’t even come yet, but I just finished making Christmas tags for a swap I’m doing on a message board, and seeing them finished gave me not only a sense of acomplishment, but excitement too for Christmas!
This year is extra special to me because not only is it Ruthie’s first Christmas, it’s also the first Christmas we’ll have a real Christmas tree! Last year we just had a small tree thing that was made out of cardboard and tensil -it was loaned to us by Jeff’s Grandma- and I’m so grateful that I was finally able to purchase a real tree this year. And I almost didn’t get it because it was shipped to the wrong place -the Overstock.com warehouse in West Valley out of all places- and was rather upset because the UPS folks said they sent someone out to get it, but it was missing.. lo and behold it showed up about 5 days later! So I’m now the excited owner of a 7.5 foot tall, prelit Christmas tree!
Then I came to a delemia.. how to decorate it? I’m not a fan of the ‘traditional’ red and green for Christmas.. well not for a tree anyways- and I thought about it for a while, and then we went to Roberts one evening and I was able to decide on a color motif; pale pink and gold! I’m not a huge fan of yellow gold at ALL when it comes to jewelry, but I love it for Christmas! Anyway, since Robert’s prints out a weekly coupon, I’ve decided instead of getting all the ornaments at once, I’m going to use a coupon once or twice a week until I get enough boxes! Yay for 40% and 50% off coupons. Anyway, here are the boxes I’ve bought so far; I plan on getting two more boxes of each box to have 96 ornaments total.