I haven’t had a tree in my house for about three years. I moved twice, and it never seemed like it was important, though I’ve always loved putting the tree up at my parent’s house.
This year, I decided I needed one, so I took myself down to Walmart and bought a small one, plus some decorations because
So this year feels very much like starting over. Everything is new for Christmas. I think it’s completely appropriate, really. This year was a turning point for me in so many ways, from personal to business to writing and publishing… I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where… I’m almost the person I’ve always wanted to be. I’m not dreading Christmas this year like I was last year. I’m still not where I want to be, but I no longer feel like I need to hide from my family because I’m not doing what makes me happy.
Anyway, I got the tree and brought it home. I bought some decorations and of course, this year’s ornament for me (I still need to find the right ones for the boys).
I actually think I didn’t buy enough ornaments. I didn’t really like a lot of what Walmart had to offer, so I got basic stuff, like tinsel garland, and the glass ball things. But I’d like to find ornaments that are more me and my family rather than it screaming Big Box Store. That’s probably going to be today’s project.
Oh, and I need a new tree topper. I bought one at Walmart, but it sort of feels like a placeholder, because it totally does not fit with my tree or the other decorations I got.
Which leads me to where do I get these things? Is there a place online that sells awesome Christmasy things that can ship relatively fast? Or should I try local stores? Maybe one of the craft stores, like Michaels or Hobby Lobby? Ahh! Where do you guys go for Christmasy stuff?