It was fun to see all of our decorations again; I kind of forget what we have when they’re packed away for a year. And the children are really at an age that they can help and were so enthusiastic to help with it all (and I wasn’t too much of a control freak)! We put on Michael Buble’s album and we were off.
Something quite different for a tree could be some edible decorations – we usually choose candy canes, but I remember my grandparents having chocolate baubles on their tree when I was younger, and it was so special when we were told that we could choose one from the tree. How amazing is this Prestat chocolate bauble? They have flavours like London Gin, milk Earl Grey Tea, and Pink Popping Prosecco truffle baubles too (all £12).
One thing that I have wanted to get since we have had a home of our own (so yes, it has taken me a while), is to get our very own wreath. I found one on the GardenSite.co.uk website, but they do have a huge range to choose from on their Christmas Page. I thought that this wreath was a little different with the golden pomegranates on display, rather than just a classic cinnamon sticks and dried fruit. The golden colour goes nicely with the other decorations that we have as well.
Another great thing about this wreath is that it is pre-lit. It does need some batteries, but they go in a little pack that is hidden, and then you can have the wreath twinkling on display. With the dark early evenings that we have at this time of year, I think it looks really pretty on display on the door with the sparkly lights. I haven’t seen many wreaths like that around so it is definitely a big selling point for me.
I know that at this time of year there are wreath making evenings like that on, but I prefer knowing that I have one that I can wrap up, pack away, and will be able to use year after year. The quality of the Christmas wreath is great too, with a double layer of hoops at the back, if that makes any sense, so it is really simple to display using a hook or something like a ribbon (I just bought an over-the-door hook on eBay).
Have you got your decorations up yet? It would be great to hear what your favourite thing at this time of the year is, and what you think about the wreath; do you have one or do you make one? I think they’re a lovely addition for the home (or front door) at this time of year.
*the wreath was gifted in exchange for this post, but all words and opinions are my own
We have a wreath that we use every year too. I hope that one year I will go to a class to make my own – but time is so limited especially this time of year. The decorations look great x
Making your own is really fun but if time is short then a faux wreath will look stunning year after year
I have seen that spray and did wonder what it did, my kids love doing the tree too.
It’s such a family tradition!
I love all your decorations and that wreath is gorgeous. I haven’t got one this year and really want one…I feel I’m missing out!
It’s not too late! Real wreaths can be bought closer to Christmas so they stay fresh looking (especially if they contain dried fruit slices) and faux wreaths can be used year after year!
We put up our decorations last weekend too, the kids were so excited they couldn’t wait any longer lol! Your tree looks so pretty (and I love your sparkly reef too!) what a great idea having the scent decorations for a faux tree!
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Yes it’s such a good idea to get those Christmassy smells going!
I’m so busy this month, it was difficult to fit in time for decorating but I have managed to get a tree up now 🙂
We managed to put our tree and decorations up at the weekend. it was a little late for us, we are usually the 1st December,
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Lovely decorations i love the pine smell of xmas trees and spray my pine airfreshner on my artificial tree. I have my decs up but no wreath as dont trust people not to pinch it
I would love those gin truffles on my christmas tree