My crooked 'Willie Nelson' tree is not a formal tree.
Our trees never are.
Every year the tree we pick out is decorated with memories of Christmas past.
First, I turn on the Christmas music I grew up with, that Annie still insists I play, because she grew up with it too.
Here's one of our favorites:
And then we start the decorating with ornaments from my childhood...
ornaments my children made...
and ornaments given to me and collected over the years.
There's nothing fancy or trendy for the bottom.
Just a needlepoint tree skirt that I fell in love with many years ago...
and an old porcelain headed angel for the top.
It's a tree filled with love...
and that will never change :)