When it comes to Christmas decor, I am pretty much a traditional gal. I love the classic red, green, and gold that comes with the holiday. Today I am going to show you a traditional Christmas tree with some simple classic decor.

Call me old fashioned, but the colors and traditions of Christmas past give me so much joy!

I can’t be the only one, right?

A Traditional Tree

Are you a real tree or fake tree kind of person?

Before our sons were born, and for 20 plus years after, we cut down our own Christmas tree. Here in the Mitten, you can find many wonderful, sprawling Christmas tree farms.

No shortage of Blue Spruce or Frazier Fir here!

Cutting our Christmas tree down, year after year, has given us the fondest family memories. If you’ve never tried it, I encourage you to give it a go this coming season!

Since moving into our Cottage in the Mitten we have used an artifical tree. I do miss those days of fresh pine, but there are some really beautiful artificial tree options currently available as well.

Adding Ribbon To My Traditional Christmas Tree

The first step after I put up the tree is to add pieces of ribbons.

If you want to create a themed colored tree but don’t want to break the bank buying a ton of new ornaments, I’ve got a trick for you.

Adding ribbon to your tree helps by filling in space where you would normally put ornaments. The process is so much easier to pull off and put away than boxing up ornaments. Therefore, I filled quite a bit of space with them. I cut the ribbon into smalls pieces and folded them into the tree.

If you chose to use the ribbon techique, I suggest using wired edged ribbon. It’s easier to work with and stays in place better.

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Nothing fancy.

No secret process. Just fold and tuck.

Finally, it was time to decorate the tree!

The Ornaments

A train usually graces the bottom of our tree, but this year I used my favorite big red velvet tree skirt instead. Thrilled is what I was when I decided to use it again. It’s so pretty!

Here’s a little secret. I literally have hundreds of ornaments. When I tell you that, I am not kidding. I have every color imaginable. Back in the day, I would put up two nine foot trees and a small tree in our office. Hence, all the ornaments.

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” – Tom Baker

In keeping with my traditional red, green, and gold theme, my tree was no exception.

The good news as a result of having all those hundreds of ornaments, I was able to go through and pick out the classic colored ornaments without purchasing anything new.

I am so pleased with how it turned out AND by using the ribbon I used half the ornaments I normally do. That means it will take less time to take down the tree and pack everything away. A small bonus, but if you’re busy like me, it does help!

Adding some fun stems from the floral department became the perfect tree topper!

Christmas Under The Tree

Do you wrap your gifts and put them under your tree? I only ask because I know some people wrap their presents and hide them away until Christmas.

I’m one of those who wrap and lay them under the tree. I think it’s like the crown jewels around your tree. I love a pretty package!!

In addition to using the red and green ornaments on my tree, I used the same color scheme for my wrapping paper.

Tell me, do you ever coordinate your wrapping paper?

I’m not ashamed to say I do…or I have. Some years, I do and some I do not.

You can see my Easy and Beautiful Christmas Gift Wrapping and how I make a package look beautiful with my easy bow techique.

Who doesn’t love to get a pretty package?

Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” – Tom Baker

A Traditional Christmas Tree With Simple Classic Decor

I hope you enjoyed my traditional Christmas tree with classic decor.

I wish you many wonderful memories made, as you start the Christmas season!

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12 Comments

  1. Your tree is so fun and festive Kim! I love how you used traditional colors. Your ribbon trick is super creative and definitely takes the guesswork out of how to incorporate ribbon on the tree. I can’t wait to share this post on Friday. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Love your tree topper, my daughter in law has been doing the same for many years now! Because I only give small size gifts and gift cards, I keep them in a sleigh under the tree, and add 6 to 8 large nicely wrapped empty boxes that matches the Christmas tree. Happy Holidays Everyone !!!

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