I love Christmas decorations. This year we had several actual Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations, but we added a new addition to our winter decorations: a winter tree. Instead of a Christmas evergreen, it's a tree (a buddleia) that looks all wintry and branchy.
Instead of looking barren, though, it's really beautiful and inviting. We decorated it with simple white lights and natural ornaments (bundles of cinnamon sticks, wooden ornaments, etc.). Our girls love it (and moving ornaments back and forth between it and the traditional Christmas tree in the same room).
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