Christmas Theme 2: Seussical

Christmas 2013. It was our first Christmas at our second home here. I wanted to continue the themed Christmas tree tradition but I added the following rules:

  1. Repeat as many of the ornaments from the previous year.
  2. Recycle & Repurpose materials. DIY crafts. Use paper and inexpensive materials.

I thought if I can just easily buy new stuff to spruce up the tree, then where’s the challenge fun in that? 😀 The point of the theme is to exercise creativity and resourcefulness. This makes the tree more meaningful and memorable. And of course, beautiful! (At least to me)

This year’s theme: Seussical! The eldest was obsessed with Seuss’ Cat in the Hat in Netflix. I thought she’d be thrilled to see her favorite in our Christmas Tree (she was!). I want it flashy, over-the-top, topsy-turvy in a Seuss kind of way. “Over-the-topsy-turvy”, I thought, amusing myself. Adding to last year’s red ornaments are:

  • Red-Aqua DIY paper pinwheels — inspired by Thing One & Thing Two aqua hair & red suit (The Cat in the Hat)
  • Colorful pipe cleaners twisted or topped with shiny pompom balls sticking out of the top of the tree — inspired by the Truffula trees (The Lorax)
  • Bended treetop — inspired by the Whoville Christmas tree (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
  • Cut-out images of Seuss characters & book quotes from our 2013 Seuss calendar
  • Amelie’s Seuss book collection at the base of the tree

I love the full, busy look that was the outcome of this theme. It was fun sprucing up and messing up the tree. And I felt proud that we didn’t spend much to make this year’s theme.

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4 thoughts on “Christmas Theme 2: Seussical

  1. Love this! Dr. Seuss has been important in my home but not to this extent. You are wonderful for honouring your children’s interests and making them feel important 🙂

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