Christmas Tree Day! | Modern Mummy

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Tree Day!

Saturday was Christmas Tree Day for the Modern Mummy household! Hurray!

We usually put our tree and decorations up on the 1st December but this year we held out until the 8th so that we could chop down our own, and hopefully start a new family tradition of doing so every Christmas.

We visited Witley Common (just down the road from us in the Surrey Hills) and helped the National Trust clear scrub and pine trees - and as a 'thank you' were allowed to pick out and chop down a Christmas tree of our own to take home. We loved the idea of doing this - it meant we could spend some quality family time together in the great outdoors, help our local community and the environment (clearance helps to conserve the heathland's rare habitat for its special wildlife) - and get a tree at the same time. Perfect, non?



We picked a gorgeous, huuuuuge tree and a teeny tiny one for Daisy's bedroom and had great fun chopping it down and carrying it through the woods to our car!


If you live nearby and would like to join the National Trust for this Christmas tree event, they will be clearing the scrub again next Saturday (15th December) in between 11am and 3pm. You can drop in anytime and stay as long as you like and ready cut trees are also available for a donation. 


After tying the tree to our car and taking it home we then had the fun of decorating it (and the rest of the house!).

We just l-o-v-e Christmas and have been gagging to get all our festive bunting and ornaments out in our new house. The front room is still a work in progress but we are getting there, and now that the tree is up and the lights are twinkling it really does feel like home!







I just love the view of the tree from outside, the twinkly white lights look so pretty and make the room look super cosy.

Which brings me onto a lovely Christmassy giveaway!

We've teamed up with Notcutts, the family-owned garden centres, and have a set of warm white LED cone lights worth £29.99 up for grabs! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

There are five ways to take part (which means a grand total of five entries per person!). You can leave a comment below, follow me and Notcutts on Twitter, like Modern Mummy on Facebook and tweet about the competition too. The competition closes at midnight on 14th December 2012 and the winner will be announced on here, on Facebook and on Twitter on 15th December. This competition is open to UK residents only.

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29 comments

  1. The angel on the top of the tree who has belonged to me for 30 years :)
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  2. Fairy lights are my favourite, so pretty :)

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  3. I love the little star that goes on the top of our tree - it's the oldest thing we owe as it use to be my mums x

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  4. i've got a figurine of an ice skating moose and i love it!

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  5. My favourite of yours is your merry christmas banner- I need to make myself one of those! Of my own my favourite is a ball ball that looks like a bubble made of blown glass x

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  6. It has to be our fairy - she comes out every year and must almost be as old as me

    KathyD

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  7. My fairy that my mum bought for me, its massive - far too big and heavy to go on the tree so it usually goes on the hearth next to the tree

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  8. The fairy at the top of the tree It's the same one we've used since I can remember

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  9. my christmas tree star as it was my nans!

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  10. my beeds for my tree they are alot more elegant than tinsel

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  11. The new decorations we let Kayleigh and Ethan pick each year

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  12. A cardboard star my daughter and I made when she was probably 4, or 5. We coated it in glittery stars in gold and silver, and tin foil and it has had pride of place on top of the tree every year since -she's 18 now, and it's a bit scabby, but it is so loved!

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  13. I have some little jingle bells that I love. Every time the dog goes past the tree, it tinkles (the bell that is - not my dog cocking his leg) :)

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  14. Tinsel, it just represents Christmas

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  15. A glittery clay heart made by my daughter when she was 5. It's beautiful!

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  16. I have decorations on my tree from relatives no longer with us. My Grandmothers robin, my mother-in-laws little house my aunts beads they mean we can share christmas and remember those we love.

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  17. Twinkling fairy lights I just find them so magical.

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  18. I love my christmas angel. It reminds me of when I was young and my mom lifting me up to place it on the top of the tree.

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  19. Definitely Christmas lights. They just make me feel happy seeing them twinkling away on the tree. And the children love them too :)

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  20. My favourite decoration is my Fairy for the top of our tree. I bought this 19 years ago when I was pregnant with my Son and had just been to my friends wedding. Every year it just brings back all the memories of that day xxxx

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  21. This year, it is my little one's personalised bauble - it is her first Christmas with us :)

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  22. it wont let me add a profile, so posting as anonymous - vicky hall-newman

    my xmas stable scene that i have had since my eldest was a baby, she is 20 now, and i love seeing my youngest who is 2, getting pleaseure from it xx

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  23. We have a nodding reindeer that was a bargain in homebase. I love it!

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  24. A Cath Kidston Stanley dog that looks like our Tobydog!

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  25. I love home made candleholders created from garden logs with dabs of white paint and a dusting of glitter

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  26. Sally-Ann Bannister13 December 2012 at 20:45

    tinsel, fairys and baubles

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  27. The salt dough santas made from my childrens handprints x

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