The tree is up and decorated. And it's oh, so lovely. We switched to an artificial tree years ago, mostly because I like to put it up early (usually the day after Thansgiving) and after years of vacuuming pine needles daily - this makes way more sense. AND ... yep - we got the prelit one! Now the only tangled lights are the ones that go on the front porch. And the animal friends (2 cats and 1 dog) all have no interest in the tree.
Living in the D.C. area, we live, work and play with lots of folks who work for 3-letter agencies (NSA, FBI, CIA) Each has it's own series of Christmas ornaments and they're all so pretty.
The White House has an annual ornament too.
We' have many ...
But our tree ornaments are varied and each ornament has a story. This one was from my mom to me.
This one was from my mom to my husband.