Sunday, December 17, 2017

Our Woodland Christmas Tree ♥

I don't know if it's because I'm not a child anymore, or if it's because the world has changed so much in recent years, but Christmas just doesn't seem to have that unbelievably exciting and magical atmosphere it once did for me.

With two young boys I think this is quite sad to admit, but that wonderful Christmas spark that was once so present within my heart has now fizzled out and I'm left feeling quite disillusioned by the whole thing.

Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love planning Christmas surprises for my sons - seeing their excited little faces on Christmas morning when they see the whole host of lovely gifts Santa has bestowed on them... but there a lot of things about Christmas these days that I find so unnecessary and I feel as though it's ruined the magic of the season a lot for me.

This is why I've begun new traditions within our own little family unit, as a way of trying to get that magic Christmassy feeling back in my heart and making wonderful memories for us all to cherish forever.

One of these new traditions is our woodland Christmas tree.

We're a family of outdoor lovers, with two little boys who can't bare to be stuck inside and myself loving the beauty, calmness and clear-headed feeling that being outdoors gives. Nothing makes me feel better than going for a walk outdoors - it instantly gets rid of my headaches and worries and this year I decided to bring the festive cheer to one of our favourite haunts - the fairy woods.

We chose a lonely little tree in a clearing to decorate and I'm not quite sure of the exact time of tree but I've narrowed it down to a spruce, fir or pine... if any people knowledgeable about coniferous trees could give me the correct answer I'd be most appreciative!

We decorated the little tree with red and gold decorations, tinsel, some pine cones and red star to see a top of it. It looked quite cheery and festive amongst the dreary and wet backdrop of the woodland in winter.

I told Tyler that we had decorated this tree for the fairies and that Santa would leave their presents under it. He was quite pleased by this. I love adding folklore to our outdoor adventures, it makes it all the more special and hopefully will leave him with a wild imagination and precious childhood memories to remember forever.

1 comment

  1. Absolutely beautiful photos ❤️ lovely traditions and family memories x


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