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We always have a traditional tree with multi color lights and a mixture of modern ornaments, collectables we've added every year, and ornaments that our kids have made when they were younger.

I haven't been able to afford it yet, but I've always wanted to do some theme trees in the other rooms of the house. I'd like to have an authentic aluminum tree with the color wheel for one room just for the nostalgia. I never had one, but I was fascinated with them when I was a boy.

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I'd like to have an authentic aluminum tree with the color wheel for one room just for the nostalgia. I never had one, but I was fascinated with them when I was a boy.

I have been wanting an aluminum Christmas tree for a long time. I finally just bought a little bitty table top one for now. That will keep me happy until I can get a taller one. It will not replace my main tree, just something to add to the collection. =)
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I've seen some very nicely done theme trees but while they look nice on display, they're just not *me*.

Our tree is traditional with colored lights, beaded garland and an Angel on top. Our ornaments are a mix of ornaments we've collected over the years. Many of our ornaments are from vacations we've taken so they carry a lot of fun memories with them. We also purchase one or two new ornaments a year to add to our collection.

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Traditional over here but I do love themes !!! We are putting an extension on our house and I hope some day to have a smaller tree that has a theme every year ....
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For the past couple of years I've decorated our tree with multi colored lights and colorful ornaments because it's what my little boy liked. This year, since he's a bit older and doesn't mind a change, I'm going with white lights and more traditional colors and ornaments and with a hint of a snowflake theme. I've always been more drawn to that anyway. But I've noticed more and more people are going for more trendy or themed trees.
One friend of mine had a peacock & bufferfly themed tree! It was beautiful and very different. Another friend had a blue hot pink tree with pink & purple decor. Very interesting and surprisingly pretty! What do you like?

What is your Christmas tree style?
What great thread !!! Your tree sounds so pretty ! xo
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We have a 6.5 foot Christmas tree and we like going with the multi-colored lights (about 700-800 of them) and that's my job. After the lights are on, the favorite ladies in my life (my wife and daughter), decorate it. We have a mixture of decorations from the traditional balls, candy string garland, crystal icicles, babies first christmas, our first decoration we bought has husband and wife, a decoration or two from our both of our grandparents christmas decorations (one of our ways to show our love and respect for them) and a mixture of Disney christmas ornaments. We top the tree with an lighted Angel. We have nicknamed our Christmas tree, our little memory tree.
How touching, I love that you call it your little memory tree !! And what perfect way to preserve memories than with ornaments on a Christmas tree xo
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Our tree is I guess, a conglomerate of everything all together !! I always use all white lights though I love colored ones too. The ornaments are mostly Hallmark ornaments from down through the years many of which are from when my first husband was alive and we were first married. I have special ornaments that my dear sister has given me over the years and a very, very special one that my wonderful mother gave me from the World War II era when the United States was not making ornaments out of glass but plastic. The glass was going toward the war effort and so the ornaments were made out of an alternative. I am tending toward a snow flocked tree this year even though I know the flocking can be messy. It just looks so Christmassy to me !!!
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traditional for me...some themed trees look really nice...but I really am into hanging everything on the tree that looks christmas......lol.....of course plus multi-colored lights, plus clear ones when it gets too dark sometimes ......so I like my tree very colorfull....along with a popcorn chain since three years now
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Traditional, traditional, traditional.....

My wife is after to me to have another tree with just red and gold balls with some other stuff, but that's gonna have to be her projects...I will help, but I just don't care nothing about that....
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my mom does that...with the ornaments in fitting colors...it is usually two different colors....and those trees look beautiful....but I need em BUNT....which means colorfull in Germany....even when I was little I would say "Mama Ich will aber einen bunten Weihnachtsbaum".....meaning "but Mama I want to colorful Christmas tree"....nevertheless I still loved helping decorating the tree....also today....one of my highlights of the season...when the tree is up...Its christmas...somehow
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