One, Two, TREE! December 19, 2012
After eight years of not having a full blown Christmas tree (read about our Christmas tree stories here and here), this year, we’ve compensated. The Eppersons have put up not one, not two, but THREE Christmas trees!
Maison Epperson is officially on Christmas tree steroids! LOL
This was our Christmas tree last year:
Photo taken using Instagram)
This year’s theme is dedicated to my husband Tom who’s been missing a white Christmas. Bet daw ng afam ang snow this year! Haha! It’s the first time in 25 years ever since Tom has lived in Manila that he has been wanting to experience snow. We would visit our families in the States for Christmas but Dylan is too young to travel. So, I transformed Maison Epperson into a Winter Wonderland!
Christmas tree # 1:
What is “cray-cray”?
Answer: Buying glass ornaments in Guam and stuffing all of them in one big suitcase that there was barely room to pack clothes!
The glass beer ornaments are dedicated to Tom
What goes with beer?
The handmade glass lobster is for me
Same goes with the Champagne ornament
Winter wonderland ba kamo? Eto ang snowball! Bawal lang ang snow ball fight dahil made from glass. Duguan, teh. LOL
I kept all the gingerbread ornaments from last year and hung it back on our tree.
Notice how small my Christmas stocking is? Please use your imagination.
Christmas tree # 2: This pink mini tree has been our Christmas tree for the last six years. I bought it in True Value and I also gave away the same tree to my friends as Christmas gifts a long time ago.
I’ve passed on this pink tree to my daughter Aryanna. She told me that this will be her Christmas tree when she has a place of her own. I love that idea. OMG. My baby is already thinking of her own place!!! Nooooo! Haha!
Tip: Mini Christmas trees are great for singles or those who want to decorate their rooms/cubicles and make their space more personal.
Sindihan na ang Christmas tree!
Christmas tree #3:
I wasn’t planning on buying a new Christmas tree but when I saw this retro tinsel tree in National Book Store, I knew it would be a festive décor for our doorway.
Maybe when my son is older, I could pass on this tree to him. It’s his favorite tree to play with. You’ll know what I mean, scroll down…
Our two-year old son Dylan is the happiest! He loves all our Christmas trees and he doesn’t care about Santa or gifts anymore:
Me: Dylan, you want to go to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus?
Me: Why not? He has a gift for you!
Me: Tell mom why you don’t want.
Dylan: Mom! Santa’s already in the “Kissmash chree!”
Partners in crime
My “redecorator” on the loose! Haaay!
I know that having three Christmas trees are indulgent but it’s been more than six years since we had a legit tree plus, we’ve got a toddler at home so Christmas is more fun in Maison Epperson!
In the end, every member of my family gets a piece of “Christmas” from Tom and me.
But more than the Christmas trees, decorating them with the whole family, the excitement, the laughter, and spending time together are memories I will cherish the most.
Did you know?
According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, “The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime. Via Wikipedia