Every November I always say that I will not be bothered to put up our little Christmas tree. Every December I eat my words and put it up any way. We do not have a particular theme or change the decor every year. I like to think that this is our charm tree because of its history. I had these orange and blue Christmas balls when Henry and I got married, the little drums and Santas from the OCA Christmas party last year, the hamburger and coffee I got with my mom when we ate at McDonalds while we were shopping for gifts, and the letters A and J that my tita gave us when Iya was born. I also bought a little tree for Iya last year when she was still three years old. This year I had fun hanging the balls because I had company complete with background music. After we finished we were laughing because I said if ever there is an award for the ugliest tree owned and decorated by an architect, I will win! But of course regardless of what it looks like this is still OUR tree.
My decorator and singer.
|The finished product|
|First batch of gifts I rushed in time for our Christmas party. I love gift wrapping and experimenting with all sorts of things. I hope the ribbons and tags make up for my craft paper wrapper.|