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It’s the 12th and last day of the 12 days of Holiday Ideas event and it’s all about Christmas Trees! Since I already shared this year’s Luau Santa Christmas tree, I’m doing a Christmas Tree Memory Lane round-up of some of our past Christmas trees. You’ll see our current tropical style as well as past traditional and whimsical trees. 

Christmas Tree Memory Lane

Before I get to the Christmas Tree Memory Lane, I want to welcome you to the 5th annual 12 Days of Holiday Ideas event! This event is hosted by Shirley of Intelligent Domestications  and myself between Nov. 11th and December 6th. There will be hundreds of new ideas for the holidays that will be shared by our fellow blogging friends! To find the printable Holiday Calendars for the event and 50+ Best DIY Holiday Ideas, go –>> HERE. And don’t forget to check out the other Christmas trees from the other hosts and enter the fabulous giveaway below!

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Christmas Tree Memory Lane

Tropical Christmas Trees

Just in case you haven’t seen this year’s Luau Santa Christmas Tree and what inspired this tropical raffia Christmas tree, here is a picture of our current tree. This year’s tree is bright and totally different from any of our previous trees. Check out the original post to see it up close and get links to the Luau Santa Beach Ball Ornament, DIY Glitter Sunglass Ornaments, and Painted Pineapple Container Ornaments.

Luau Santa Christmas Tree Display

For this year’s 4 ft. entry tree, we kept with the tropical theme, but added more red. My daughter decorated it and calls it her Beachmas tree

Mini Beachmas Tree - Entry Christmas Tree

Here’s last year’s Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree, which is a bit more muted in color. It had a mix of mini seashell ornaments, glitter seashell ornaments, and sea glass seashell ornaments with a netting garland.

Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree

Traditional Christmas Trees

For 2017, we stuck with more traditional colors and put up a Red and White Snowflake Christmas Tree. This one was full of large glittered red and white snowflakes with plaid ribbon woven throughout. It was jammed packed with floral springs, poinsettias, snow, and some Dollar Tree owls!

Red and white snowflake Christmas tree lit

2017 was also the year we decorated the entry tree in all gold. The mini 4 ft. gold Christmas tree was decorated with years of collected ornaments. 

Gold Entry Christmas Tree

In 2015, I shared a traditional tree of gold and red, which is how my kids prefer the tree. If they had their way, this is how our tree would look forever and ever. This was also the year I shared a glimpse into our tiny family room with a mini holiday decor tour.

2015 Christmas tree

Whimsical Dollar Store Christmas Trees

Our 2014 tree was a whimsical tree of turquoise, red, and white decorations. Most of the ornaments on the tree were from the dollar store with a few of our own ornament stash mixed in. I also shared tips on wrapping a tree with a mesh garland and how to make a spray topper. 


And last, the very first tree I ever shared on this blog in 2013! It was the first time I decorated our Christmas tree in something other than red and gold. Since it was my first experimental budget-friendly tree, most of the ornaments came from the 99 Cents Only store. I think this was the tree that started my love for non-traditional colored trees. 

icy wonderland christmas tree

It was fun to look back at our Christmas trees over the years and I hope your enjoyed the trip down my Christmas Tree Memory Lane. For more Christmas Tree Inspiration, make sure to check out the link-up below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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  1. I love the Whimsical turquoise, red, and white tree, and how you aren’t afraid to use huge ornaments. I may have to experiment with huge ornaments next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wow Erlene, you have a definite knack for decorating Christmas Trees! Talk about attention to detail and each one is as equally beautiful as the last. Pinned 🙂 Thank you so much for your hard work hosting this fun holiday ideas tour! It was such fun joining you again this year. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

  3. What a great idea to do a memory lane of Christmas trees, I just love it! Your trees are always beautiful and so creative. The beachmas tree is adorable. Your trees are an inspiration!

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