Popular Christmas Trees for 2018
Christmas is an amazing time for family traditions. One of the most common traditions of Christmas is the Christmas tree. Many look forward to putting their tree (or trees) up each year, and yet, many dread the ginormous task that it can be. I’m usually super excited because I have an awesome family to help out!
I don’t know what it is about this year, but I feel like everyone began anticipating Christmas much sooner than normal, myself included. I’m so excited for Christmas this year! We got our tree out about the week before Thanksgiving. I wanted our home to be all cozy for our guests. Here’s a picture of our main tree. This huge tree has been a part of our family for over 19 years now.
This tree is loaded with sentimental items, which I’ve discovered is extremely common in America. Teal is my absolute favorite color, so that has been our color scheme for several years now. My oldest ornament on the tree is one that I made as a little girl. One Thanksgiving at my mamaw’s house, my whole family wrote their names on silver bulbs and then sprinkled them with glitter. I’m so thankful that mine hasn’t broken.
My favorite ornament however, is a clear one, that, when it’s held up to the light, you can see a picture of my Mamaw who passed away 15 years ago. I cherish all the memories as I hang each ornament.
We have 2 trees in our home. Our second one was bought to replace our big one that we’ve had forever. But when it was put all together, I just couldn’t stomach that being our tree. Haha So, I still decorate it, and it still has an awesome purpose. It has become our book advent tree. You can read more about that here if you’d like.
This year, I had this lovely idea which I’m hoping turns into a new tradition for me! I want to showcase a gallery of trees from people all over the world.
To be considered for next year’s blog post, please send a picture of your tree, along with the country you are in to BibleMomma99@gmail.com. If you would like to receive photo credit, or a link back to your page, please make sure to let me know.
Because this was sort of a last minute idea, I had trouble finding people outside of the US to participate. I did however, have a few submissions from Canada and Australia. Can you figure out which ones they were?
Each tree tells a story.
Many of them have sentimental things and a favorite color scheme like mine. Some showcase collections that are joyfully added to each year. Some have a ton of detail and are super fancy. Others, I can just imagine the fun that was had as each family member placed their favorite things on the tree. I also enjoy seeing the gifts and the trains below, and the stars, angels, and other unique things at the top.
Here are all of the thin to medium size trees with white lights. As you can see, this is a very popular choice this year!
Here are the pictures of the thicker trees with white lights, beginning with one of my Canadian friends at https://www.lisadesignslife.com. Okay, so I gave away one of the locations.
All of these trees are amazing! And now that I’ve added all of the white ones, I’m wondering if colored lights are becoming a thing of the past. These are the only trees that were submitted with colored strands. I think they are also beautiful! Our advent tree also has colored lights, but they weren’t on for my picture.
I hope you enjoyed this gallery of Christmas trees! Drop me a comment and let me know what makes your Christmas tree special.
Be blessed my friends!