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"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year." ~ Charles Dickens

Monday, November 16, 2015

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Christmas Trees

Hello everyone. I have been going through some family pictures and I ran across some pictures of our Christmas trees over the years. I thought I would share some with you today.

You guessed it; it's the seventies! This was our second Christmas and our first Christmas in our new mini home. This was a 6 foot faux pine tree. Notice the wood paneling and the orange drapes? Yup, there was orange shag carpet too. It was the latest decor at the time.

This one is the early eighties with my little guys and me. Lots of red, green, gold and blue. 

Still the eighties. Lots of gold, red and blue.

This is 1989 when pastels were all the rage. Pastels and white lights in a bay window; very pretty. My kids didn't like this tree so I decorated another tree just for them in the family room. It was more traditional with red and green and coloured lights. 

I just realized I don't have any pictures from the nineties although I looked at them. The trees were much like the pastel tree only with a mixture of white and coloured lights and traditional colours mixed with the pastel ornaments.

Early 2000's we got a new six and a half foot blue spruce tree from my mom.

About 2003. I set the tree in front of the door that year. We never used the door anyway.

Christmas '08 when I started to use pink ribbon instead of garland. I put it on horizontally.

Christmas 2010 I started to cascade the ribbon vertically. I decided I liked this way better.

And last year's tree, decorated with sheer white ribbon. This is my favourite. I have to admit I am struck on pastels.

I look at all these trees through the years and I can recall so many wonderful memories of my children growing up. A Christmas tree can be beautiful all on its own but it's the family gathered around it that makes it special. 

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~ Ahnes M. Pharo 

Did you have a favourite tree or theme? I'd love to see it!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how my trees have evolved over the years. Thank you for your visit and God bless you!

Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi


  1. This is a fun post! I enjoyed the stroll down memory lane.

  2. We're in the mood, aren't we? It's lovely that you have a blog completely dedicated to Christmas. I'll be coming round to visit again.

    Christmas is usually my 'down memory lane' time of year. I love pulling out the wonderful memories along with the pretty decorations. They add so much to the feeling and spirit that we long for at sacred and beautiful time of year.

    Wishing you a wonderful month ahead, Sandi!