We thought it best to decorate the Christmas tree after Alex was in bed. The Podlings loved going through the box of decorations and picking out their own special ornaments from previous years and hanging them on the tree. Once the special ornaments are on, we fill the gaps with red and gold baubles. I love our tree of memories. Decorated by the children and filled with ornaments that have special meanings. It may not look like the ones in the magazines, but to me it is far more beautiful.
The following morning, Alex's whole face lit up when he came downstairs to find a big tree covered in sparkly things in the lounge. These moments are so precious.