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Here it is!!! Haylie's Christmas Tree!!!!
My child wanted an "ABC" tree, as in the WHOLE alphabet. My child is abc obsessed and spelling is one of her favorite things! Her wooden alphabet puzzles get played with more than dolls. She even spelled the word "education" at pre-k one day and had all of her teachers going ecstatic because that doesn't happen all that often at that age. My little smarty pants! She definitely doesn't get her spelling talent from me that's for sure lol. I'm sure in this paragraph alone I have typos galore!
Only issue with an "ABC" tree was
1. that's freakn 24 letters. Letters run about a dollar a piece so that's a lot of loot for Christmas ornaments for a kids room tree!
And 2. there is no way her little white tree could even hold 24 letters. You wouldn't even see any tree!!! My OCD self gets anxiety even thinking of the big pile of letters trying to hang from
Thats when we came up with the Haylie Tree! Her name is letters after all so it was a win with the four year old! She was getting letters on a tree & she couldn't have been more excited about it. This mama was happy this worked out because 6 letters was a hell of a lot cheaper than 24!
We headed to Michael's to buy wooden letters & we totally lucked out!!! They had black metal letters with burlap "hooks" in the cheapy section! I believe I paid $1.25 a letter & they were pre-made, ready to hang. No crafty skills needed.
The rest of the ornaments are plastic and from the Dollar Tree. I was kind of shocked on how fabulous these ornaments were considering they were $1 for a pack of snowflake, a tube of balls & even the snowflake topper! The flowers and ribbon were in the Dollar Tree craft section!
Now let's see how many times between now and Christmas Haylie decides to take everything off and put it back on. It's her tree so she can do what she wants, plus that's entertainment that gives this mama a "break" here and there. Total win in my book ;-)
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12/3/2016 01:08:02 am
How adorable is that! What a great holiday idea for the little ones.
12/3/2016 02:53:17 am
What a totally awesome idea. She will so enjoy the fact that it is her own,special tree and the letters make it even more so. It doesn't cost much to make a child feel fantastic and give them so much self-esteem. Great job.
12/3/2016 06:50:35 am
12/3/2016 07:14:36 am
LOVE the letters on the Christmas tree! SO cute!! It would be a great way to teach my kid how to spell his name too
12/3/2016 11:05:12 am
This is super cute and very personable. I would do this if I only had one or two kids but with soon to be 5 there would be a forest in my house lol! Love it nonetheless!
12/3/2016 02:23:30 pm
love that beautiful blue against the white tree. What an amazing look to go with your beautiful little girl
12/3/2016 03:12:32 pm
That is so adorable! I love Christmas time and all the crafts and fun and festivities.
12/3/2016 05:38:36 pm
How clever it was to get her to forfeit all other letters except the ones in her name. That's a beautiful tree and a special gesture to your very smart daughter. Kudos to you mom.
12/3/2016 07:53:07 pm
this is cute
12/4/2016 03:06:54 am
That was some quick thinking! I'm sure she loves her own Haylie tree more than an alphabet tree! Excellent idea.
12/4/2016 03:29:48 am
So cute. A Christmas tree with letters in it. Very creative. My son would love one of these in his roo. ;)
12/4/2016 03:39:08 am
I can't tell you how much I love this! This will be perfect for my little nieces.
12/4/2016 07:30:21 am
I love the letters on the tree! Even more so, I adore the idea of giving kids their own tree - so cute!
12/4/2016 12:08:58 pm
That's a sweet idea. Nice for a shabby chic style house.
12/4/2016 01:57:10 pm
What a fantastic idea! I love how the tree looks so nautical as well. That tree is definitely more affordable than buying stuff for a big tree too!
12/4/2016 02:00:03 pm
When I saw the first image in the post, I thought 'Oh my...that tree could use some attention'. But after reading the story behind it, I love it.
12/4/2016 02:35:58 pm
I love the Haylie tree. :) So cute! And awesome that you found those letters already for Haylie's tree. My littles have their own trees too. My son has LEGO ornaments he made on his and my daughter's is a silver tree with pastel colors ornaments. :)
12/4/2016 02:51:13 pm
This is a really wonderful idea! How cute! My daughter has a mini pink tree.
12/4/2016 04:08:08 pm
Omg. I love the tree! We're gonna let the girls decorate their little tree this week. I can't wait! And Haylie's hair is super cute!
12/4/2016 04:54:03 pm
I love that this is her special little tree it is great that she helped you create it. I love the letters as well!
12/4/2016 06:43:08 pm
This is one of the prettiest kids trees I have seen. I would love to have a tree in every single room if my husband would do it! HA!
12/4/2016 07:50:40 pm
Wow! Such a cute tree, and you don't even need a Christmas tree stand for this one. I completely agree with Neely that it is the prettiest kids tree.
12/4/2016 11:28:48 pm
That is a cute tree. I hope that she enjoys it for years to come. I just put up one tree for our family. I let the kids put the ornaments on it. I need to buy them new ornaments. I wait until after Christmas and stock up for next year.
12/5/2016 02:36:51 am
That's awesome, it's even better when you decided to just put her name instead of the whole alphabet! It feels more special that way, doesn't it!
12/5/2016 03:03:19 am
This is absolutely beautiful! She did such a great job decorating her tree!
12/5/2016 05:19:58 am
It was one of a kind tree. A personalized one was new to everyone and especially putting our names on it. It was such a bright idea and Haylie you were just an amazing kid, keep it up.!
12/5/2016 07:56:46 am
You just inspired me to try to make a little tree for my kiddo! He would LOVE putting the letters in the tree as ornamanets!
12/5/2016 08:44:28 am
ohh this is soo adorable white-alphabet-Christmas tree! Your daughter is creative :)
12/5/2016 03:43:59 pm
This is soo cute! My daughter would love if she had her own mini Christmas tree. I think I would love it more if she left our ornaments alone!
12/5/2016 04:17:37 pm
I love the idea you came up with with the letters! I know my OCD can be killer too, so way to work through it! The tree is so lovely and she looks stoked! Happy holidays!
12/5/2016 09:09:02 pm
Oh my gosh that is so cute and such a fun idea. Looks like your daughter loves her little tree. =)
12/6/2016 01:33:52 am
I love the idea of a ch
12/6/2016 01:35:30 am
I love the idea of a child's Christmas tree. Haylie's tree is adorable!
12/6/2016 05:07:17 am
This is such a wonderful idea, and the tree looks fantastic.
12/6/2016 07:24:30 am
You did a great job with the white tree and well done on your daughter for being so awesome at spellings.
12/6/2016 04:05:17 pm
Se manifique! Loved the photo journal and descriptions.
12/6/2016 06:47:04 pm
Haha! That's a really cool idea. I'm sure she was pretty excited to have her own tree.
12/6/2016 08:23:36 pm
Adorable! My daughter would love her own tree with letters. I think she would be taking them off all the time, though.
12/6/2016 11:10:50 pm
Love this idea. Maybe I should get one for my daughter to keep her from destroying the one in the living room.
12/7/2016 09:40:30 am
I love the tree! she looks like shes having so much fun!
12/7/2016 05:08:34 pm
I love this! It's so cute! How fun.
12/8/2016 11:53:55 pm
Omg this is precious! I really love her little tree! :) My mom bought me a tree when I was a little girl and I loved it.
Leigh Anne Borders
12/9/2016 07:58:48 pm
I never had one of these as a kid but as a parent now, I have one for each of my kids. Each one has created their own theme.
12/11/2016 12:42:19 am
Your christmas tree is too good and love the letter on the tree! This is looks good!
12/18/2016 03:10:15 pm
oh, my daughter would love this. i'm allergic to pine, but fake is all good. next year, i may get her one. such a great idea.
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