Friday, December 3, 2010

Family Room Christmas Tree ~Canadiana Christmas Stop Three

Our main Christmas tree is in our family room. It is styled to reflect a Canadian family Christmas. The ornaments celebrate our family's special occasions, vacations, the great Canadian outdoors, our faith, and our favourite past times. 
The colours are traditional and the ornaments are fun and collected. The strings of red wooden bead berries, plaid bows and shiny red balls add the foundation of traditional red and green. While I love white lights, this is our special tree, and our boys insist on coloured lights for it.
We have many special collected ornaments on this tree and wait with anticipation each year to put them in just the right spot.
We have ornaments that celebrate our faith alongside fun Santa and snowmen ornaments.
Cold snowy winters are a reality here. For us, it would not be a Canadian Christmas without snow for some or all of the season. 
Our tree has a large collection of snowmen and winter themed ornaments, including one of our favourite family sports ~ hockey!
 
And hockey mornings (or any time of the day for that matter) would not be complete without Tim Hortons coffee or hot chocolate.
We also have the treasured school crafts. Those delicate crafts that were so lovingly created by small hands, wrapped in tissue and carefully carried home by two little boys each last day of school in December.
Our family tree may not be perfectly styled and magazine worthy glittery, but it is a shining star in our home.
I'm enjoying seeing all the Christmas (and Hanukkah) decorations through your blogs and link parties. I still have lots of accessories piled on our dining room table from setting up the trees, and hope to get it all put away this weekend! Click to find Stop One and Stop Two of our Canadiana Christmas.

I'm joining Donna at FJI for Saturday Nite Special. Tons of inspirational links here, so stop by!

5 comments:

  1. Elizabeth your tree is wonderful! I love it all!

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  2. Elizabeth, I love your tree! That is so special for you to decorate it all Canadian. My brother and sister in law decorate theirs all USA. I have been collecting vintage ornaments so I am looking forward to putting them on the tree this year. We are going to go get ours tomorrow. I am so excited the whole family can go this year!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  3. Love it. Especially the Tim's cup! just great.
    Kim :)

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  4. Heeee! I saw the TH ornaments just yesterday and thought they were adorable! So pretty, E! Well done, Canadian style, eh? :)

    Donna

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  5. How pretty, what would a Canadian Christmas tree w/o a hockey player?!

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