Saturday, 12 December 2009

Tree please

Today we went to choose a tree and in keeping with the English side of the family, it'll be brought inside tomorrow and decorated. For a lot of Swiss families this only happens on the 24th when everyone leaves the room and the decorated tree and presents are delivered by the Christkind who rings a bell to announce their arrival. I grew up with a tree (of sorts) in the house in the run up to the 25th and it's a tradition I rather like. We never had a real tree but a crepe paper covered wire version which in later years was decorated with silver foil! no need to ask where my creative abilities come from!! Unfortunately we didn't get a tree pixie with this one, cute tho!

Cut and packed and ready to go
I suspect the tree will be bigger than the room when it's unpacked, it's always a bit difficult to tell when you're standing in the forest, kind of warps your perspective a bit. Might have to do a bit of bush whacking to get to the computer morn, I'll let you know...
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9 comments:

bad penny said...

We will get our tree tomorrow & no doubt there will have to be a bit of chopping the trunk to get it to fit the holder with three of us shouting...left a bit...right a bit to my husband who will be getting prickled & poked in the eye ! Great fun !

We lived in Spain for a few years so try to incorporate some Spanish traditions too

kiwicarole said...

I'm amazed that they "package" your tree, quite different here! What are they doing to the trunk, grinding it? What would it cost in NZ dollars? There is a farm down the road that you can go and select a tree and they cut it for you, you then drag it off and try and get it in your car. They cost $20 each.

Jenxo said...

ever bought a real tree before, i imagine it would smell really nice lol..

hope you dont have to do too much cutting jenxo

Alisa said...

Crepe paper and foil... awesome!
We've had our tree up for week, but just decorated it this morning.

Gunnels blog said...

nice photos,thank for sharing! I wish you a Merry Christmas !

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo Margaret, lovely short needles ... your tree looks perfect, bet it smells gorgeous too!
I was famous for picking huge trees, finally the guys went without me and then I caved in and we got a ....permanent tree as in ARTIFICIAL = never say never I guess! This year a petite 3 ft tree is waiting patiently in the garage for some attention.
I am imagining your childhood tree and how sweet it must have been :)
oxo

Linda said...

I love real trees... I love the smell...it's the smell of Christmas! We've had an artificial tree since my kids were small...they always got sick with a dead tree in the house!! sigh...

La Dolce Vita said...

love real trees and you get yours packaged and recut the way we do... nice. it is a real beauty! Happy Christmas to you M! xo

Melinda Cornish said...

I can just smell it....yummmmmm...