My Mom has always been a big decorator at Christmas, she even decorates the bathrooms! It’s seriously a lot to live up to, you must go see some of the decorations from last year here. I have been married for 13 years and Christmas Decorating is an ever evolving beast in our house. We regularly have 4 trees! Our main tree in our den, a tree in each boys room with the ornaments that their Grandparents give them every year. I’m going to show you today how I decorate our themed Christmas tree– Our Red, White and Blue Washington ChristmasTree.
When I was in my late 20’s my parents lived in Potomac, Maryland right outside of Washington D.C. My mom started giving my sister and I the official White House Ornament every year as a gift. The White House Gift Shop started releasing these ornaments in 1990. Each ornament comes in a special gift box that tells the story behind the ornament.
When I met my husband he was a huge history buff. He lived in Washington, D.C. while he attended college at The Catholic University. He immediately fell in love with these ornaments and my mom was sweet enough to go and order all the old ornaments for him so we have a complete set.
At the top of the tree, I put a copy of the Declaration of Independence and some bright blue floral pics that look like fireworks to me. Every year I change the top I have not quite gotten it where I want it, but I will continue to play with it. I also wound a blue ribbon through the branches to add more color and pull in the red white and blue patriotic theme.
It’s important to stay consistent when doing a themed Christmas tree. My mom and I both love glass ornaments and when Chris saw her glass ornaments of the presidential busts she went on Ebay and found him some.
We also have added a few ornaments that are not official White House ornaments but that are patriotic like this one of the statue of liberty.
Our tree resides in our front hallway so I see it every day when I come down in the morning. I hope you have enjoyed a peek into my patriotic-themed Christmas tree.