I love decorating the Christmas Tree as a family! Each year while we hang each ornament on the tree we discuss "who" made what ornament, "when" did they make the ornament, "where" we got the ornament from (we buy a Christmas ornament every year on our family vacation.) However my favorite part of decorating the tree is when we get out our tree skirt! Our Christmas tree skirt is so precious to me, because each year since the birth of each girl each Christmas we capture their footprints, and hand prints on the tree skirt in paint. Below is a picture of my now "(9 year old baby footprint)
The girls go over the whole tree skirt finding their footprints when they were to little to get a hand print, finding each of their prints and laughing at how much they have grown.
So even though when guest come into our home and they look at our tree they see only the decorations, and lights. When I sit down with a cup of apple cider by the fire at night, my eyes are on the tree skirt underneath the tree thinking about how quickly time is passing and how spending time with each of my daughters really is the best gift I can give myself! Below is a current picture of my girls. See how Big those feet have gotten!
Hope you are taking time during this busy Holiday season to make time for those in your life that really count!