Trees! (Plans and pics)

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  1. AngelUK

    AngelUK Mummy of twin boys

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    Totally! Wish we didn't have to struggle with lights either! But that reminds me I need to buy a new chain as ours is about 30m too long :haha:
     
  2. c1403

    c1403 Well-Known Member

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    We used to have a pre lit tree. It was so handy and was a lovely tree too....until I snipped the cable one year putting it away. Gutted!

    I wanted a new tree this year but going to wait as hopefully we will move next year (think I've been saying that for about 3 years now :xmas11:)
     
  3. sequeena

    sequeena Winging it.

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    I am definitely looking forward to not battling with the lights! No matter what I did i could still see the wires and it would drive me mad!

    Sainsburys have a nice one in for £40 it's 6ft instead of 7ft... I may get that instead. The size doesn't matter :rofl:

    I picked up a cool rubix tree ornament in sainsburys yesterday because thomas is obsessed... I didnt realise that its glass and accidentally smashed the corner off. Hopefully my husband can salvage it.
     
  4. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Such a shame about the rubix decoration! I hope it can be mended
     
  5. Bevziibubble

    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member
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    That sounds like a lovely ornament. Hopefully it can be fixed.
     
  6. leoniebabey

    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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  7. Rags

    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    How beautiful=D>
     
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  8. NDH

    NDH 5 on earth, 6 in heaven, 1 in utero

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    My dad's side of the family is Norwegian, and growing up our main Christmas celebration was on Christmas Eve with the whole extended family (back to my great grandma and all of her descendants). After dinner everyone else did all their presents. But Christmas morning presents was my mom's tradition growing up, so after they had kids they ended up doing presents on Christmas morning with us, but we'd get to open a couple things on Christmas Eve with all the cousins so we didn't feel left out) - always pajamas, and a present of our choice from under the tree at home (not our main one though), and then from my grandparents, and the secret Santa cousins gift exchange.
    Our family was too big to exchange presents with *everyone*, so all the adult couples drew names for another couple to buy for each year, and then same for the cousins in my generation.
    Christmas morning we'd open our stockings in my parents' bed when we woke up, and then after breakfast (cinnamon buns and spiced fruit) we'd open the rest of our presents before church.

    I love how varied Christmas traditions are :).


    I'm usually a "tree up on December 1 and left up until after Epiphany" person, but we are living with my MIL, and I'm pretty sure she's a "tree up no earlier than a week before Christmas, and down on boxing day person" :(. We also don't have any keepsake ornaments or anything - that was never a tradition we started (and inevitably it would get knocked over at least a couple times every year and any nice ornaments I had bought would be ruined lol. So for the last 10 years our Christmas decorations have been whatever I managed to get for free from someone changing their Christmas decor lol.
     
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  9. Bevziibubble

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  10. leoniebabey

    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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    Thankyou! It feels so cosy with the tree up!
     
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  11. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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  12. AngelUK

    AngelUK Mummy of twin boys

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    NDH my grandmother was Norwegian! :)

    We had big Christmasses like that with uncles and cousins when we were growing up and it was just wonderful! I really miss that and wish my boys could experience it too.
     
  13. Bevziibubble

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    That sounds amazing :cloud9:
     
  14. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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    Seen our first Christmas tree today !!
     
  15. c1403

    c1403 Well-Known Member

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    Looks fab Leonie xx
     
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  16. Mum21boy1girl

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    Beautiful tree Leonie!!

    As we are spending the winter on the east coast (proper cold white winter) this year, we are thinking of also getting a real tree for outside.
     
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  17. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Sounds lovely
     
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  18. leoniebabey

    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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    Aw that will be lovely!
     
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  19. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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  20. Phantom

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    Such a pretty tree!
     
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