Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Words for my Wednesday

Christmas isn't a season.
It's a feeling.
~ Edna Ferber


I posted this photo on our shop's facebook page.
If you like tinsel on Christmas trees, go give it a "like!"
You can share your photos with us too. We'd love to see them.

We always put tinsel on our tree. I can't remember a year when we didn't have tinsel on the tree. It makes the biggest mess ever, but it also makes the tree look really great - sparkly and shiny. We have red and silver tinsel this year. We've had blue tinsel and gold tinsel before too.

We also re-use our tinsel. Some people think I'm really weird for doing that. Used tinsel looks just as good, though, I promise you. When we take the tree down, the kids gather all the tinsel they can, and we put it in a ziplock baggie for the following year.

We also have what seems to be a lifetime supply of tinsel, because one year at the After Christmas Sale, I bought a ton of boxes for 12 cents each. We have a bag full, but we've only opened one box so far, because we recycle our tinsel!

Do you like tinsel? How do you decorate your Christmas tree?





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12 comments :

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Great quote, and I love a shiny tree!

Eyelah said...

My Christmas tree is up! We also get a real tree. I'm not up for this fake tree business. It's already decorated and everything. We don't do tinsel. I think we did one year and we didn't like it. What we do though is we buy ornaments every year and we date them so we know which year we bought them. Just a little bit to preserve the memories.

The Art Bug said...

Lovely Quote! I love Tinsel and I reuse it too :)!!!

Rea T said...

"so true" on the quote kim...
i have not used tinsels on our christmas tree but maybe next year who knows, yours look sparkly and beautiful!

huggies♥
rea

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Handmade Cuties said...

I love tinsel and so do our cats! We had to keep it off the tree because the cats would try to eat them :( I bet your tree is sooo beeautiful and shiny!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I haven't had tinsel on my tree in so long. I need to get some! I love how shiny it looks on yours.

Julia Toussaint said...

I've actually never used tinsel before! I will have to try it out..

Sonya Kanelstrand said...

Yes, we too put tinsel on our Christmas tree and reuse it for years on end! I love the silver one :)

Kim Lozan said...

My family always had tinsel on the tree, it always give it that homey look. I'm away for the holidays and I just have a mini 32" tree in my hotel room, and alas I have no tinsel. We always re-used ours too!

mail4rosey said...

I like tinsel too, and hubby's not a fan, so we do it every other year. :)

Yours is pretty! I like that you use different colors.

Holly via hkinley.com said...

I love tinsel! It adds so much happiness to a tree and looks beautiful at night, with the lights glowing on it. Unfortunately our cats love to eat it so we can't have it anymore. So bummed.