Monday, 7 December 2015

Decorating a lonely tree - day seven












                                                     (Elle's coat is by Milou and Pilou)

Day Seven. Let's decorate a lonely tree. Father Christmas has left you some special baubles under the Christmas tree.

Every advent, the girls always get a little letter in their activity advent calendar to tell them that they are to go an decorate a lonely tree and every year, we always decorate the same tree. It is right on the edge of the forest and we love it dearly. This year also, i wanted the girls to have some extra special baubles to have for their adventure. We always use the red and gold ones but i found some beautiful recycled paper baubles from a shop called Scrapbooking by Petra on Etsy. They are so beautiful and we love the little deer also from the set.

This is one of my favourite advent activities. I fill up the basket of baubles for the girls and they always run ahead to the tree and get started straight away. I just let them hang the baubles themselves, do a few photographs and then i love to join in with them. They always love to run around the trunk of the tree and we play hide and seek. I always feel like a child myself when i am with these two little ladies. I am already looking forward to next year.

Near my Mothers house, there is a meadow with huge fir trees that i think i will take the girls to before Christmas to wrap tinsel around and dance around and around it together.

You can see our previous decorating a lonely tree adventures here and here. I love how you can see the girls growing up throughout the yearly pictures!

(this is a collaborative post)


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  1. Oh what a gorgeous idea - that looks like as much fun to do as it would be to randomly come across it - I'm quite tempted to try it on a tree in our favourite wood!

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    1. Thank you darling :) It is such a wonderful activity for the little ones to do!! x

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  2. Ahhh, this is just so beautiful. You capture your moments so wonderfully, it's always a joy to look at your photographs x

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    1. Thank you Michelle. You are so kind x

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  3. I love these posts each year. It's a brilliant tradition and I hope you can keep it up for a long time. The girls look so happy in your lovely photos, Keri-Anne. X

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    1. Thank you Aunty. I hope to do this with them for a long time. They love it so much :) x

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  4. What a fab idea. It has been so windy here that we haven't put up any outside decorations yet. Our tree is looking very lonely indeed. I adore advent activities and this is ace

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    1. Oh, the wind has been awful! I hope it dies down there for you so you can get decorating :)

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  5. Aww this is the sweetest, most gorgeous idea. And your pictures capture it beautifully xx

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    1. You are so lovely. Thank you very much x

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  6. Oh what a lovely idea - the tree looks so beautiful decorated. x

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    1. Thank you :) We love doing it every year and cannot wait to continue the tradition x

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  7. I wanted to jump into these photos...amazing idea.

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    1. Thank you so much! It really was a lovely afternoon :) x

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  8. What a great idea. We do quite a bit of yarn bombing in our family and the kids and I were decorating quite a few trees the other day with knitted decorations :)

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    1. How amazing!! I would love to do that. x

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  9. Such a wonderful idea, I love those baubles too. I took a look at your other pages and it's lovely to see your girls growing each year.

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    1. Thank you so much. It really is amazing to see them grow! x

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  10. How pretty! There is something magic about a decorated tree especially where you least expect it.

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  11. What a beautiful Christmas tradition. I might have to borrow this idea if we ever move to the countryside!

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    1. You are so lovely, thank you very much x

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  12. What a lovely idea. It looks so colourful against the bleak winter scene....gorgeous!

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  13. What a beautiful idea. I can just imagine people coming across the decorations and wondering how they got there.

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  14. I love this idea......we always decorate the tree outside of school on the last day of term

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  15. This is such a wonderful idea, just magical.

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