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Christmas Tree: Updated





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?

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  1. Decorate it with stuff that bears memories:)

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