my true love gave to me ..... a post from the lovely Cambridge Mummy.
This Christmas I'm giving something to myself - a new Christmas tree and some *nice* Christmas decorations. OK, so they are not the £99 baubles that Mamasaurus recently reviewed, but they are, in my mind, 'expensive'. They are around £4.00 per bauble. And I'm having a matching theme and everything. But anyway, I want to tell you about why I'm doing this…
To me, Christmas is about the shiny, the sparkle, the new - or new again, starting anew and starting over. The only fly in the ointment has been that the Christmas tree is a fake one and we've had it so long that we've officially been "in profit" on for a couple of years now. It's in profit because we bought it several years ago, calculated the average cost of a real tree and then kept using the fake one for so long that we were mentally in profit.
I think that my fascination with decorations at Christmas comes from when I was little - very small indeed - I made a Mary and Joseph at school - using the old faithful of washing up bottles for the bodies and I don't know what for the head. But there was material on them, and they were such a thing of beauty - to me and my Mum, that they were still the signal of Christmas when I was at University. I'd come home and look for where my Mum had put them. Sadly, my Dad instigated a "clearing out the loft" initiative and binned all of our family decorations a few years ago. He still gets told off for it, every year, by both me and my Mum!
So, now that the boys are past the point of dragging the tree down, I'm in the market for a new Christmas tree and I'm really happy about it. It's got to be pre lit, around 6.5 or 7 metres high and a nice colour of green.
To me, my first day of Christmas, will be when I get my tree, so I've got to get onto it. Pronto. What would you recommend?