One, Two, TREE!

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After eight years of not having a full blown Christmas tree (read about our Christmas tree stories here and here), this year, we’ve compensated. The Eppersons have put up not one, not two, but THREE Christmas trees!

Maison Epperson is officially on Christmas tree steroids! LOL

This was the last Christmas tree we had at our previous house. We sold our 12-foot tree during when we moved into a condo. Aryanna was 7 years old in this photo. Doesn’t she look adorable? She’s also always barefoot at home.

This was our Christmas tree last year:

Last year’s theme was: Fashion + Food + Where The Wild Things Are

Photo taken using Instagram)

This year’s theme is dedicated to my husband Tom who’s been missing a white Christmas. Bet daw ng afam ang snow this year! Haha! It’s the first time in 25 years ever since Tom has lived in Manila that he has been wanting to experience snow. We would visit our families in the States for Christmas but Dylan is too young to travel. So, I transformed Maison Epperson into a Winter Wonderland!

Christmas tree # 1:

This year, we used the same white tree but I’ve added more ornaments and edited the ones that didn’t go with our current theme: Winter Wonderland meets the Tropics Christmas

What is “cray-cray”?

Answer: Buying glass ornaments in Guam and stuffing all of them in one big suitcase that there was barely room to pack clothes!

Remembrance. Glass ornaments I bought from my last trip in Guam.

The glass beer ornaments are dedicated to Tom

What goes with beer?

Glam hotdog! Tadtad lang ng glitters!

The handmade glass lobster is for me

Same goes with the Champagne ornament

Winter wonderland ba kamo? Eto ang snowball! Bawal lang ang snow ball fight dahil made from glass. Duguan, teh. LOL

I got these assorted silver and white Christmas balls from S&R.

I kept all the gingerbread ornaments from last year and hung it back on our tree.

Dear Tom,

Notice how small my Christmas stocking is? Please use your imagination.

Love you,

Tip: Personalize your tree! It’s fun and creative!

Christmas tree # 2: This pink mini tree has been our Christmas tree for the last six years. I bought it in True Value and I also gave away the same tree to my friends as Christmas gifts a long time ago.

I’ve passed on this pink tree to my daughter Aryanna. She told me that this will be her Christmas tree when she has a place of her own. I love that idea. OMG. My baby is already thinking of her own place!!! Nooooo! Haha!

Aryanna decorated her Christmas tree with peppermints and candy canes. It goes well with her newly redecorated room.

Tip: Mini Christmas trees are great for singles or those who want to decorate their rooms/cubicles and make their space more personal.

Sindihan na ang Christmas tree!

Thank you Meralco! We’ve got the power!

Christmas tree #3:

I wasn’t planning on buying a new Christmas tree but when I saw this retro tinsel tree in National Book Store, I knew it would be a festive décor for our doorway.

Maybe when my son is older, I could pass on this tree to him. It’s his favorite tree to play with. You’ll know what I mean, scroll down…

Welcome to Maison Epperson! Enter at your own risk. Haha!

Our two-year old son Dylan is the happiest! He loves all our Christmas trees and he doesn’t care about Santa or gifts anymore:

Me: Dylan, you want to go to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus?
Dylan: No.
Me: Why not? He has a gift for you!
Dylan: No.
Me: Tell mom why you don’t want.
Dylan: Mom! Santa’s already in the “Kissmash chree!”

Oo nga naman, eh bat magpupunta pa ng North Pole, nasa balur na namin si Santa! Haha!

Partners in crime

Uhm… Dylan, Blitz is not a reindeer. OK?

My “redecorator” on the loose! Haaay!

Everyday we lose a Christmas ball. I don’t know where my son hides them.

Everyday habulan.

Dylaaaan! Ibalik mo yung mga balls! Sige ka, paglaki mo, kalbo na Christmas tree mo! LOL

I know that having three Christmas trees are indulgent but it’s been more than six years since we had a legit tree plus, we’ve got a toddler at home so Christmas is more fun in Maison Epperson! More than decorating the Christmas tree spending time together are memories I will cherish the most.

Did you know?

According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, “The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime. Via Wikipedia

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