This year for our Christmas tree we changed things up a bit. First, we changed the location. Last year our tree was in our foyer, which was pretty, but a little uncomfortable on Christmas morning sitting on the cold, hard tile opening presents. I love having it next to the fireplace (yay for colder weather, so we can fire it up) in our family room. This is the space where we gather most. It opens to our kitchen and the seating is much more comfortable for opening presents :)
As far as decorating, we only put lights and ornaments on the tree this year. In the past, I put beaded garland and ribbon, but decided to skip all that this year. I also used to do an all white and gold tree, but this year we have every color and every kind of ornament including Christopher Radko ornaments, popsicle-stick-kid-made ornaments, glass angels, feathered swans, plastic ballet shoes, etc. It makes it special for the kids to see the ornaments hanging on the tree that they created and to look back at all the ones we have collected, inherited, and received over the years.
The last thing I changed about our tree was the top. For years, a fluffy white and gold angle graced the top, but this year I used gold berry clusters to finish off our tree.
What about you ~ how do you decorate your Christmas tree? Has it changed over the years?