Ever since we've had Aston 3 years ago, we traditionally put up a baby christmas tree decorated with kid-friendly ornaments. We will keep this tradition as long as he looks forward to decorating his own tree each year. We first thought of keeping that tree in his bedroom but since he hardly ever stays there, we've opted to put it out by the fireplace. Each year I try to keep a fun light theme for his tree. Let me go back on those fleeting baby years as I really am glad to be sticking to this tradition.
This was his first ever christmas tree the year he was born, 2007. I hung baby blue and silver baby-themed ornaments. They are so precious. This set was found in target that year.
The following year in 2008, we had put our house in the market as we were scheduled to close on our new home that December. We decided to only do the baby tree and decorated it with my collection of beanie babies. We loved it and decided to do that baby tree again for Aston last year in our new home. See photo below.
For this year I have collected some inexpensive fun ornaments from michaels $1 dollar bin. I was excited to find sports balls-themed ornaments (which he already broke 2 from flicking them) and also plane, taxi and boat ornaments. I topped it with his "A" ornament and this year's baby tree is all set!