Sharing all the details of our family room Christmas Decor & decorating ideas with a family room Christmas tour including our Christmas tree dilemma story with pictures!
Artificial or REAL Christmas Tree…that is the Question!
Happy Christmas Eve Eve Eve!
Before all the Christmas wrapping, teddy bear bread making & holiday punch drinking was over I wanted to share our family room Christmas tour & talk a little bit about all the Christmas tree craziness at our farmhouse this year.
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Family Room Christmas Decorating Ideas & the Great Christmas Tree Dilemma
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The Great Family Room Christmas Tree Dilemma
For the last few years, I have started thinking about getting an artificial Christmas tree.
I loved the idea of putting it up during the day while the kids were at school and surprising them when they got of the bus.
There would be no needles to vaccuum up, no tree to water and best of all no help needed to string the lights.
So, I ordered one.
Family Room Christmas Tree with Red Accents & Tartan Hoop Ornaments
And… put it up while the kiddos were at school.
Until, my high schooler came home and I surprised him.
Well… he took one look at my fake tree and announced that I was taking part of his Christmas joy away with my new purchase?
And… didn’t I remember how excited our house gets when we go out and get a Christmas tree together.
Apparently, live Christmas trees bring Christmas joy… who knew?!!! 🙂
I tried to remind him that we went to Lowes last year for our tree but… he just wouldn’t listen.
Family Room Christmas Fireplace Mantel with Red Initialed Stockings & Cedar Christmas Houses
Three more kids came home unimpressed and disappointed by my fake tree so back in the box it went.
So much for that idea!!!
It really did look pretty with our family room Christmas decor.
Family Room Christmas Coffee Table with Poinsettias in a DIY Wooden Tool Box
We all drove together back to Lowes to buy this year’s new Christmas tree singing Christmas carols & music the whole way. 🙂
A giant eight foot tall Frasier fir Christmas tree that we had to cut off a foot in order to get it stand up in our family room.
Somewhere in the craziness of trying to simplify Christmas decorating for me, I had forgotten about the joy picking out and decorating a tree was for them.
Phew, Christmas joy is back again at the Lehman House. 🙂
And… it is becoming WAY more clear to me that these years are flying by…
It won’t be long till they are all grown up with Christmas trees of their own.
All kidding aside… the true joy at Christmas for our family comes from the incredible gift of Jesus’s birth.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
I wish you all joy and peace this Christmas!
I hope you enjoyed all of our family room Christmas decorating ideas & decor.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!