The Christmas tree is going up in the Winslow household today. We have a tradition of pulling out the Christmas Decorations out of storage and setting them up the weekend after Thanksgiving.
We have a fake tree (I don't like the idea of cutting down a tree for a seasonal decoration - maybe Tolkien's Treebeard character has influenced me ;) - also I don't want to haul my butt out in the cold to bring home a messy tree . . .
We have an eclectic set of Christmas ornaments from handmade - to the traditional balls, to the Hallmark stuff . . . .
My wife likes white lights instead of colored - so our tree is all white lights
And we have a gold garland - but no foil tinsel.
We also clear the fireplace mantle and set up a creche, as well as stockings for the fireplace.
So what are your seasonal decorating traditions?
Fee free to post some pics - I may when if I get a chance!