May your holidays live long and prosper!Woman in the Middle | December 15, 2014
This is a year when we look back at holidays past with love and fondness, but also look forward to thinking about new holiday traditions. It would have been nice if we had been able to do that over time, transitioning from one set of traditions to another. Unfortunately, that isn’t the way it worked out, so we are figuring it out on the fly, so to speak!
I have many many Christmas ornaments and most have lovely memories attached to them. As such, I have never been one to do a theme tree. I always admire the ones I see, but can’t bring myself to relegating the old favorites to staying in the box. But as I said, it is a time for figuring out new traditions, so this year is our first themed tree in 28 years of marriage. As I mentioned in my last post, it will be a Star Trek tree, which is making Eldest Daughter and Hubby very happy. Youngest and I are good with it as well, although not quite as excited as they are.
One of the reasons I have never done themed trees is the great expense. I can’t imagine buying a whole new tree full of stuff every year. However, for the Star Trek tree, we are using stuff we already have, with the exception of one new ornament, which cost me less than four dollars.
Here is our little tree in all its nerdy glory.
We had to pull out our old set of lights so we could plug in all the Hallmark ornaments, some of which date to the 1990s. The girls were amused by the ones that say things. One has Spock saying “Spock here. Happy Holidays. Live long and prosper.” Another has Worf (who is a Klingon) saying ” I wish you a most honorable holiday.” Even better, when I plug the tree in at dark, all of them start speaking at once. It gives me a chuckle every time.
Nothing says Christmas like the Enterprise, right?
In addition to the fleet of spaceships, we added a string of silver beads, a few small gold balls, and the white star which has a bit of blue sparkle on it, which isn’t showing up in the photo. It has been fun planning and decorating our Star Trek tree this year. Like I said, time for new ideas around the holidays!