The Santa Claus Parade is fast approaching this weekend. In our house, the Parade always marks the the weekend that the Christmas tree goes up. Decorating the tree has always been an exciting time. I have such vivid memories from when I was a kid of my dad lugging the big fake tree upstairs from the basement, followed by boxes and boxes of ornaments. The Christmas music would be on, and my mom would be making me and my sisters hot chocolate (or cookies, or some kick-ass italian meal). Our decorating would commence at full-tilt, and we only stopped when we were ready to light the bad-boy up. Spiced Plum.
This year, we’ve retired a majority of our old ornaments. The collection of “Baby’s First Christmas”, and homemade ornaments have a place in our hearts, but not on the tree. We’ve gone for a more refined look, inspired by Canadian Tire’s new Canvas line of ornaments in the “Spiced Plum” collection.
Take a peak at some of my favourites!