December 9th, 2011
Since 2009, I have created more new natural decorating ideas and gifts that I posted in a new & current article! Just click on the link below!
Thank you to everyone around the world who has come to visit this article. I do hope that it inspires you to create and enjoy the nature that surrounds you! ~Sherry
I admit it! I have had an artificial Christmas tree since finding out many years ago that my youngest son was allergic to trees and mould. For most of my adult life, decorating the tree was more about my need to artfully decorate the tree according to the popular trends in magazines. Although I have gone through several themes and complementary colors, there has always been a cherished collection of ornaments that decorate our tree every year.
With high expectations and a full time work schedule, it typically took about 3 days to get that tree up with branches poised and with the lights balanced. (I used to have a thing about the lights being properly positioned on the tree). Then on another day I’d decorate with the main theme. Only then could I enjoy watching the boys decorate and finish the tree with our special ornaments.
A couple years back I got tired of struggling with that whole procedure of setting up this massive artificial tree in a small living room. Teenagers are not much help either! Therefore we graduated to a much smaller tree. You know, small enough to sit on a table. I donated that huge tree to our neighborhood school where hopefully it could be decorated to the satisfaction of young children.
After last Christmas in 2008, I challenged myself for the New Year to create some interesting Christmas decorations inspired by Nature and without duplicating the more familiar Old Fashioned or common 1970’s homemade craft ornaments. Nowadays I suppose we can call it, An Organically Decorated Christmas Tree Theme.
My most relaxing creative time has always appeared between Boxing Day and New Years Eve. I work rather slowly so this goal may keep me going for a couple years too. I’d like to share these ideas, although I readily admit the sources of my materials are not really sustainably practical.