Christmas is and has always been my favourite time of year. For me it has never been about the gifts. Instead it has always been about spending time with friends and family. It feels magical with the trees, lights and decorations everywhere. And I know its only November, but this year is going to be different. It is different. For the first time ever, I am not with my grandparents at home.
I know its only November, but my Christmas tree is up. Technically it has been up since Sunday. I am one of those people who puts it up early. Its mine, kept it in my room, so I can do what I want. I know that my neighbours can see when its on, and I should care but I don’t.
I don’t like too much decoration in my room because its small and I already have a desk, dresser, tv and 2 printers. Yes 2. But I do have this space that makes me happy whenever I look at it. Its filled with photos of my dog and I, and there is a letter board. And its also where my Christmas tree goes up every year.
I shifted the letter board but kept the photos. I still need to see those happy moments obviously.
Back story: One day I was speaking with mom about getting a mini christmas tree for my desk because it was the first year that I was living in this house and didn’t have any decorations. And Christmas is my favourite time of year. Either it was that same day or a few days later, while I am trying to get my assignment done (it was due the next day and was struggling), she comes to me excited because she found a Christmas tree on sale at Walmart that I could get. I looked at it, then I looked at her. She did not realize the problem, the tree was 6 feet tall. My room is small, where in the world is a 6feet tree fitting. So that was out of the question. However, I was a bit sad because now she made me excited for a tree and I did not want to be working on that assignment. We talked and decided to see if I could get a tree that was small enough, not too expensive and would arrive quickly, since I was travelling in 2ish weeks. And instead of working on my assignment I ordered this Christmas tree, which took 2 days to arrive.
Point of this story is that if there is a will, there is a way. I will always make something I want happen, so matter what.
The tree is 4 feet and I keep it on a nightstand which I am not going to shift for 2 months. Plus it gives it extra height. Obviously the tree is white. I got it from wayfair back in 2017 and perfect for that space. Since I am a bit extra, I wanted white wired lights to match the tree because the green would have looked a bit awkward. I got those lights from Walmart. Since it was not a huge box of lights (100 bulbs), I got 5 boxes, which ended up being way to much, but i made it work. Remember, I’m extra.
The day that the tree was delivered, I went to Walmart to get decorations because I had none. I have always loved a red, gold and silver theme, so that is what I have used the past few years. Even the tree at my grandparents has that same red, silver and gold theme. I will admit that these decorations are glittery and it gets everywhere, which is a pain, but its worth it.
So that is my little Christmas tree that I love.
I know its early, but I can’t help it. I have always loved this time of year. And with having Christmas movies starting to pop up on Netflix, its hard.
Any thats all.