Monday, November 29, 2010

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree in 22 Seconds

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We returned from Memphis yesterday, promptly bought our Christmas tree and decorated it with abandon. My children are not the patient types.

Matt loves to play around with the time lapse function on his camera and this was the perfect opportunity. Here is our family decorating the family tree in 22 seconds.

The actual decoration time was more like an hour and a half. We put the Christmas mix on our iPod and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I still need to decorate the rest of the house and put the boxes back in the attic, but at least we've got the big thing done.
I don't know about you, but I do not have a "themed" Christmas tree. I take great joy in the eclectic variety of our ornaments. Of course, my favorites are the ones my kids make . . . the glitter stars with their preschool photos inside. Priceless.
Now, I've got to get on the Christmas shopping. I've done some but there is much more to be done. But first things first. I've got to get my hair cut and colored tomorrow because while I love the color gray I do not like it in my hair. 

Best wishes to everyone as you embark on your holiday preparations. May our days be merry and bright!


bluehydrangea said...

That is hysterical!! Love it and your tree!!

Barbara Keith Payne said...

loved it! Especially the kiss at the end!

My Interior Life said...

Thank you both! We had to hold that kiss for a while for it to show up. The whole time Meg hovered around saying, "ewww, yuck."

jandjhome said...

So cute! Love the ecclectic tree. Ours is a little of both, but my favorite ornaments are the ones with meaning. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

we have an ecclectic tree too. love the ornaments our kids have made and even have a few pete and myself made as kids!

Erin said...

So cute! I just finished mine, and I thought of you when I pulled out the cool star with wallpaper ornament you gave me several years ago. The best part about those eclectic trees...all the people and memories attached to the ornaments ;-)

Karena said...

Kathy too hilarious!! You made my day, can you teach me to do that? Ha!

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Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Now that gets me in the Holiday spirit. So happy to be back visiting your blog again, Kathy!

Kim said...

hahahaha...I LOVE this! That was so much fun to watch. The kiss at the end is perfect! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I loved that! What a great idea to film it and speed it up, too. It makes it look so easy!

Our tree is not themed, either. I did buy a bunch of red balls last year so that I'd have one sort-of cohesive element. But I didn't get enough of them to really be clear that that's what I was going for. But I guess the important thing is that William had lots of fun decorating the tree and the tree contains all our special family ornaments. Part of me would love an objectively beautiful tree but a subjectively beautiful one is just fine, too!