If you saw my earlier post about Creating a White Tropical Christmas and even our Christmas Decor in Berlin, I was able to totally curate our Christmas decor all these years to white and gold.
Now that I have a 5 year old, it’s definitely not that perfectly white and gold anymore. Our son DiploBaby definitely brings color literally and figuratively in our lives!
So I just want to capture this sweet moment in our lives. 5 years old is such a cute and kulit age!
We assign him a tray the non-breakable Christmas Decor to put in the bottom part of the tree.
Soft Christmas Tree Ornament with bels from Yakang Barter
He is also very proud of the Christmas Decor he created all these years in his school Playworks.
I remember this picture in the decor below was taken after TD had his bone cancer operation. We were trying to celebrate DiploBaby’s 3rd birthday here at home and just trying make the best of the situation. Thank you God that we have come so far!
He loved going to the back of the tree where he said only he could fit! And it was true so he had the special assignment of putting ornaments there.
DiploBaby is always being so silly! He cracks us up!
I was the one putting ornaments on the top of the tree so if any broke, it’s purely my fault. TD was staying behind me and I had strict instructions to fall backwards and NEVER forward on the tree LOL!
Of course when DiploBaby saw me doing this, he insisted in climbing the ladder to put stuff higher too! He was super excited and we were all so nervous LOL!
As a mom, I always have the urge to kiss that kili-kili (armpit!) LOL! Am I the only one?!?
PHOTOS BY DIPLOBABY
Of course I was taking lots of pictures and DiploBaby wanted to copy me too so he borrowed my phone and took lots of pictures. They aren’t perfect but I love seeing how he sees the world when he takes pictures! Their angle is so unique and something we adults don’t think about too much.
I edited them a bit to straighten them out, but not bad for a 5 year old right? He then asked me to take a photo of him with his glass Christmas Santa ball that I bought specially for him!
GOLD & WHITE CHRISTMAS TREE
Now our tree isn’t just white and gold. It has a few colorful ornaments and lends it more character and puts DiploBaby’s special touch!
My favorite ornament that I bought in H&M after Christmas hoping they would go on sale but they weren’t! It was so pretty I bought it anyway.
Balancing on the tall ladder was quite frightening and I had to affix the star on the tree using gold wire that I use for jewelry making.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you would know that my secret to a styled home are vignettes. I look at every angle of our home as a vignette. Christmas is no exception. This was my first Christmas vignette. I’m far from done. Still have to do more this weekend!
But decorating can be fluid and since I wasn’t so happy with it I changed it again. I’m much happier with this because the vignette feels more put together with different heights and fuller coverage with the gold floral arrangement.
The star of the arrangement above is my authentic German nutcracker which I bought in the epic Dresden Christmas Market.
Giving it height is our IKEA star which was our my modern Christmas parol alternative when we were overseas.
This star can also be hung from the wall, but I love that it has a stand so we don’t really have to put up any hooks for it. It was great against our massive windows in Berlin!
DIPLO BABY’S BELEN
I will be the first to admit that this OSTHEIMER NATIVITY SET isn’t cheap, but it was worth every Euro since it brings us so much joy every year! Especially DiploBaby ever since he was a baby!
I ordered it on Amazon.de and they are safe for children – from the wood to the paint all materials are safe and non-toxic. There are no sharp parts too and it’s very nice and tactile for little hands. I would just make sure that he didn’t try to put the little ones in his mouth, when he was teething.
If you are wondering what that man hiding behind the belen and that funny looking log are, head over to my next post on El Caganer and Caga Tio!
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