Every year, withour fail, our tree goes up on the first of December. Even when Ruben was born on the 30th of November the tree was up the day after, much to the surprise of the midwife! Thank goodness I had a home birth so I could be there to supervise James putting up my then 'new' white tree. Its now as old as Ruben but I still LOVE it!
This is the tree in our dining room, usually the kids do this tree and I do the white tree but we all did the decorating together this year which was lovely. It's very easy to do things yourself and obviously much quicker but its very rewarding to let the kids be involved with everything. I'm sure I could get all of the things done much quicker by myself but where would the fun be in that?