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Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend blog hop 🙂

December already. This year is flying by.

Yesterday we got our Christmas tree up. We love putting our Christmas tree up every year. Once the children are back to school in September, they are counting down the days until it can go up. Christmas is always special in out house.

As always, the youngest children were looking forward to decorating it when they got in from school. They come in, chuck their bags down and get set on putting the Christmas tree up. No running club tonight, the Christmas tree is far more important!!

Same old tree. I keep thinking of buying a real one but no on can wait for us to go and buy on so the tree out the garage comes out again.

These lights we have had well over 20 years. Since my eldest was a baby but they have sadly stopped working. Still put them on the tree though, as they look so lovely. Plus I can not bring myself to throw them away. They are so cute!! Almost magical as I have had them as long as all my children.

We have lots of pretty and sparkly Christmas lights. Plus some sweet little angels.

I love all my Christmas tree decorations, so many different memories over the years.



Mollie helping out, family friendlyor just eating everything in sight!!!

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25 Comments

  1. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    2nd December 2016 / 9:41 am

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Trimming the tree is always the start of a great holiday. Thanks for hosting.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Carol 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    2nd December 2016 / 10:08 am

    How festive! Thanks for hosting!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks for joining us Tamar 🙂

  3. Doused In Pink
    2nd December 2016 / 11:59 am

    Decorating the tree is the best way to kick off the holidays! Your tree is gorgeous! Thank you for the linkup and enjoy the weekend!JillDoused In Pink

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:22 pm

      Aww, thank you Jill 🙂 Love dressing the tree up!

  4. Maria Parenti-Baldey
    2nd December 2016 / 12:13 pm

    Christmas so soon. Time has flown this year.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks Maria 🙂 It is amazing how quickly this year has gone 🙁

  5. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    2nd December 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Your tree looks amazing! Love the old Santa lights even if they don't work any longer. The crackers are a fun addition!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks Heather, so many great memories with these lights 🙂

  6. J. Elle
    2nd December 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Very cute tree! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks lovely, you too 🙂

  7. April J Harris
    2nd December 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Your tree looks gorgeous, Claire! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Thank you for hosting! This week I've shared my family's recipe for Traditional Beef and Ale Stew.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks for stopping by April, looking forward to reading your post 🙂

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    2nd December 2016 / 4:52 pm

    What a very pretty tree! Is Molly enjoying it? 🙂 Have a great weekend!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks Jess, she loved running away with the decorations 🙂 Hopefully she wont go near it ..

  9. Candace
    2nd December 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Such a pretty tree. I'm not one for putting mine up this early so it will be a couple of weeks yet for us

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd December 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Hehe, it's my kids that make me!! Honest 😉

  10. Paula Rockwell
    2nd December 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Pretty tree! And I love the angel lights :)Thanks for hosting…have a great weekend!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd December 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Paula 🙂

  11. Sheela Goh
    2nd December 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Our tree, Miu Miu (my daughter baptises it every single year) has been up since last Sunday but bare butt naked, so hopefully, we should be able to spend the weekend dressing and prettying her up. Love yours. So bright and cheerful and joyous xoxo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd December 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Aww lovely Sheela, have fun dressing your tree up 🙂

  12. Margarett Murphy
    3rd December 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Lovely tree. You have reminded me to put ours up!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd December 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Aww, thanks 🙂 Hope you get to put it up soon.

  13. csuhpat1
    4th December 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I just got mine yesterday and started the process. Yous looks super nice.

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