I love a Christmas tree – it has to be one of my favourite things of the festive season. The reason being it’s a chance to bring out the eclectic collection I have of decorations to adorn it. Not that it’s always been that way.
When I first moved to London I took a trip to Woolworths to purchase a 3 for 2 offer of lights and decorations (I love a bargain). Looking back they were a plasticky mess of red and gold, but they encapsulated the festive spirit. Since then I’ve upgraded the tree decorations – some purchased from the John Lewis Sale (did I say I love a bargain) and some made / received as gifts. As I unpack the box and pull out those decorations it brings back the memories of who gave them to me and the fun times we’ve had together. And this year it has more meaning, as some of those people I haven’t seen since last Christmas.
Just to share with you a few of the decorations and the meaning they have: