Should you let your child decorate your Christmas tree?
First of all I apologise for using the C word before the end of October, but I love Christmas and with children it’s even better!
This will be our 8th Christmas with our own little ones and each year just gets better. We love the understanding that L has of Christmas now, and the fun that brings. Although last year she went to her friend’s Hanukkah party and decided she’d like to become Jewish; I told her that was fine but then she couldn’t have Christmas anymore, to which she replied “how about, instead of being half English and half French, I can be half Jewish and half French, because the French are all about Christmas, they won’t make me give it up”!
We love the fact that L now has a baby sister, C, to share the excitement of Christmas with, and having a baby at Christmas again is great fun too.
For as long as L has been big enough, we’ve let her decorate the Christmas tree, as she loves doing it. This has meant choosing the decorations and putting them on the tree, where she wants and how many she wants.
For the last few years this has meant lots of bright pink and silver tinsel and baubles from the local pound shop, which as you can see makes for an interesting looking tree:
Whilst I love the fact that she decorates the tree, her way, I would love a classic-looking, attractive tree. There is some hope though, as she seems to have been getting her style on this year, and has pointed out some far better-looking decorations that she would like for this year. In particular we both agree on the gorgeous John Lewis Rural Life Collection for this year:
Photo credit © John Lewis website
Now we just need to convince Hubs as I think he has been enjoying the tacky bling bling of our recent Christmas trees!
Do you let your children decorate your Christmas tree? If so, please reassure me that your trees look as “gorgeous” as ours?!?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As ever the words and opinions are my own – come back around Christmastime to see which decoration style wins this year!