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Family Traditions!!!!

If it is one thing I look forward to around this time is the Carreira's Christmas Tree Family Tradition! Founded by ME :) my sisters and my mom started visiting (or going house to house) homes to help decorate the Christmas Tree as well as decorate the home.

When my son was not even a year old was when this tradition began... in my home in Port of Spain. Now 8 years later it has become a Family get together, food and drinks sharing .... and putting up the decorations. I LOVE it.

Coming from a home with many siblings (3 brother and 3 sister ... most married with children) it is great when most gather and the house is filled with everyone. Lets just say it is a lot of laughs, bickering, laughs ... silent moments when our mouths are filled with food ... and then delegation on the work area.

Did I mention I LOVE it.

So here are some pics of the end result. My home is now filled with Christmas ... and I have to start wrapping present. :)

This picture shows my mom, and my 2 sisters decorating the tree :)

Next weekend we are off to another house...


  1. Santa and Mrs. Claus are too cute!

  2. I love the Santa and Mrs Claus! I wonder if I find something like those here in the UK!
    I love Christmas and you have just given me an idea for a blog post! We have put up all our decorations and we are like big kids - The adults being 27 and 31 lol!

  3. Hey, thanks for the sweet comment on your blog & for following. Already a firm follower of yours ;)

    - Erin xo - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  4. The Claus couple is just so sweet :)

  5. What a great tradition! It's go wonderful to get together with family for the holidays. Following you back from

  6. What a very wonderful family tradition. And how fortunate you are that you are all so close :) Thanks for the lovely comment on Sugarbird and I am returning the love <3

  7. what a wonderful tradition and way to begin the holiday season--there is always love in the air when decorating the tree!

  8. That is such a fun way to do it and it's nice your family is nearby so that you can!

  9. Ohhh beautiful! I wish I had more family around to do this with. We haven't started decorating yet - but you have me excited!

  10. That sounds like a great family tradition! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  11. That is a great tradition to have because it brings the decorating fun family time out more than once during the season. Love it!

  12. That is such a cool tradition! I absolutely love it!

    We just decorated our tree last night. I need to get photos up!


  13. Traditions with family are the icing on the cake for Christmas. I love every bit of it. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm following you back. :)

  14. I love this tradition! And your decorations look lovely. I really need to step up and decorate our house sometime this week. Thanks for checking out my blog today. Following you now.

    Lacey @

  15. I love your tradition! It sounds like it would be tons of fun. I love all your decorations, especially Santa and Mrs. Claus!

  16. Cute candle centerpiece! Thanks for stopping by from the hop! Come back any time!



  17. Love your family tradition!!! New follower.

  18. Oh what a fun tradition! I love being with my family and extended family. I don't get to see my siblings all that often, so it's fun when we're together.

    Tonight we are supposed to decorate our Christmas tree soon as my family comes home. I am looking forward to it! Just need to break out the Christmas music and the egg nog!

  19. I love this idea! Following you back!

  20. What a great tradition! I love all of your christmas decorations! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment. Following along here now!

  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now your newest follower :)

    Lauren from "The How to Blog"

  22. What a fun family tradition! This has got to be lots of fun. =D Thanks for visiting my WW post. Now following you via GFC! Have a lovely Christmas season!

  23. Wonderful traditions! Thanks for visiting my blog by the way.

  24. Sounds like a wonderful traditions. I love the tree and the decorations. Wonderful post, have a great weekend!

  25. Hello,
    I am following you back. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love to get all my christmas stuff out and make over my front room. I also think that traditions are a wonderful way to keep family together. Happy Holidays.

  26. A lovely family tradition and decorations. Once day once our little guy gets older to help I want to adopt more of these types of traditions into our holiday. Thank you for linking up to the Empowered Living Hop. Hope to see you back again.


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