For years I've had an internal battle about my Christmas tree. I love the old ornaments, that give a glimpse into Christmases past. On the other hand I love modern touches... beautiful glass or metal ornaments that have a true theme.
To reconcile the two, I came up with my own solution this year that I'm really quite happy with. We adorned the tree with every possible ornament until boughs were full. Then I came back through with some beautiful holiday picks to give a uniformity to the entire tree. I chose three styles of picks that all worked well together: a bright white, glittery evergreen-like pick, a frosted, glass pebble branch pick, and a flocked pick with sugared candies.
Now my beloved "heirloom" ornaments look beautifully nostalgic amid the fresh and uniform accents. What do you do to make your tree special?