When we moved to our next house, we didn't have a great place for the tree. It was almost as tall as our 10-ft ceilings once the snowman was at the top. Every year we looked for a pre-lit tree but every year we talked ourselves out of it. Finally last year, we took the plunge. A beautiful pre-lit slim line tree came home with us after some back and forth and finally the encouragement from my great and talented friend Amanda. Of course we all know by know what happened after Christmas last year… We moved to Australia… And Australia has different power so it didn't cross our minds to take it. I have a beautiful, new grey and white linen tree skirt in storage that has never been used!
So this year we bought a 4-ft tree and decided on a whole new theme. Instead of my red, silver and chartreuse balls with snowman ornaments, we would go aqua and silver with Australian animals.
We put it up last weekend since they don't celebrate Thanksgiving and it's spring so everything is all whack-a-doodle about Christmas in the summer.
The Sydney Opera House and Kookaberra
Koala, Crocodile and Platypus
Penguin and White Kangaroo
Echidna and Brown Kangaroo
On the far right, you can see Beau's airplane with Santa