First of all - Let them get their hands on the tree! It doesn't matter if the ornaments aren't equally balanced or there are silly ones right up front. Your child will love seeing reminders of things they love on the tree and will feel valuable by being included. I have one friend who has two trees (children's tree and formal tree), but we don't have the room. My solution has been to just have breakables on the very upper portion, but this year my children are older and I got brave! We have glass ornaments all up and down the tree!
|Our tree this year, sans colored lights.|
Several years ago, someone gave us this
Between church, school and home, we have tons of Christmas crafts. I create a space for these to be shown in the kitchen and we also send them to family who live out of state. The love to see their treasures on display! When we put together our gingerbread house, I leave it out as decoration ... they have most of the candy picked off and eaten by Christmas Day.
|Our houses get prettier each year!|