Now, note. I love clean. White, bright blues that are grounded with a lil’ earthy feel. Our almost pure white upstairs is a good example (yes I know I will probably eat my words when our young ones arrive with Crayolas galore) Yet, I just love the feeling of organization and clarity. Which is completely what my Christmas Tree this year is NOT.
Honestly, I had a hard time actually putting these photos up to post. See there is this curse that some photographers have called…..perfection. ESPECIALLY over your own personal photos. We want the perfect shot, the prettiest of pretty. Sometimes wanting the perfect shot, trumps the memory. Sad, but true. Now…Did I think about perfectly straightening each branch? Perfectly draping or re-pinning the instax? Sure, maybe like 300 times. But while all those things were pondering through my head, I had my camera in hand and decided to let all that stress go. I chose to be grateful that I didn’t have the time, nor energy to do those things and having a perfectly lined up Christmas tree isn’t at the top of my priority list. I realized that our life is full and this tree was representing that.
So everytime I walk up the stairs, I peek at the tree, all the memories in those two years of instax and……..
LOVE the imperfect that we are in right now.
All you need for your own lil’ goofy Instax tree is ::
- -Twine (which I look for at 5 stores before realizing the only local place by us was Home Depot)
- -Mini wooden clips (Which I got at Michaels)
- -Gold Ribbon (or any ribbon of that matter, I used 3 rolls. Probably could have had 4)
- -Lights (any kind)
- -Instax (Wide or mini, we used both throughout the tree)
Also, this was an awesome Pinterest idea that I saw and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the results. We already have 4 cabinets covered with cards and more to do! I love being able to see these photos every time I prepare a meal or just walk through. It is definitely one of my favorite things to see my clients cards and what their favorite photos were that they chose!