Welcome To Our First Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!!
We have 50 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with you! So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle in and get comfortable because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared today! Huge thank you to Michelle at Our Crafty Mom for organizing all of this.
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A House Divided Christmas Tree
I debated for awhile on which tree to share with you all. We have two trees in our house – our main big tree in the living room (here’s last year’s tree), and then a smaller tree upstairs in the man cave. I will share our living room with you later this week (you can see a preview in the dining room tour), but after Alabama making the college football playoffs on Sunday, I decided it was most appropriate to share our House Divided Tree.
I am an Alabama grad and my husband is a South Carolina grad. In football terms, that means he’s a Gamecock and I’m a fan of the Crimson Tide. The man cave is where we keep all of our college and sports memorabilia – half Alabama and half South Carolina. It was only fitting to add a Christmas tree for the season.
The tree didn’t start out as half and half. The first year we had it, it was probably 90 percent Alabama and 10 percent South Carolina. Whoops. It’s not entirely my fault though – my parents have given me an ornament every year since I started going to college there so I definitely had a head start.
After Christmas two years ago, I purchased a ton of new Gamecock ornaments to even it out. To balance the Houndstooth bow topper (Houndstooth is associated with Alabama), I wrapped the bottom of the tree with a Gamecock blanket.
It’s certainly easier since our teams have similar colors. Crimson and white for Alabama and black and garnet for South Carolina make it really easy to mix the two together.
This is also a super affordable tree. I purchased it from Michael’s for $15 a few years ago. It’s prelit and here’s another secret: We keep the tree decorated year-round and stick in the closet upstairs when it’s not Christmas. It’s not the most amazing artificial tree, but for the price, and for being a secondary tree, it’s perfect.
Living Room Sneak Peek
While the majority of sports team ornaments are on this tree, I do keep a few on the big downstairs tree as well. Here’s a sneak peek of the tree in our living room.
And on that note ROLL TIDE!!
Now let’s check out the rest of the beautiful Christmas Trees!