Dec 12

Trimming the Tree (Plus Cute & Quirky Family Traditions)

Trimming The Tree | lark & linen

I’m always so curious when it comes to other people’s holiday traditions. We have so many in our family, and I’m so looking forward to introducing baby girl to a number of them next year. Trimming the tree is one in particular that we’ve always taken very seriously. At my mom’s, for example, for some reason we always had a bowl filled with jelly bellies to snack on as we decorate. At home, I always make sure to whip up a batch of homemade eggnog for Justin and I to sip on. But my favourite tradition is the one my parents started when my brother and I were born. We each received a special ornament in our stocking each year, and I still unbox each one fondly to this day. The best part is I had an arm-full of Christmas tree decorations in hand when I moved out, and our tree is constantly filled with so many special memories. I truly look forward to carrying the tradition forward with a daughter of our own.

Needless to say, trimming the tree has always held a special place in my heart, and I thought it’d be fun to round up some of my favourite tree trimming accessories if you, too, wanted to get in on the action. I’d also love to hear if you and your family have any strange, quirky, or sentimental traditions that you participate in year after year! I’m definitely taking notes.  

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Christmas Ornaments | lark & linen


1 – Macarons
2 – Champagne bottle
3 – Golden anemone
4 – Gold wreath
5 – Beaded swan
6 – Hot air balloon
7 – Calligraphy ceramic ball
8 – Golden arrow ball
9 – Beaded snowflake
10 – Gold mistletoe
11 – Art deco solid brass ornament
12 – Christmas car



Tree Toppers & Garlands | lark & linen


1 – Magnolia garland
2 – Beaded vine garland
3 – Beaded snowflake topper
4 – Jingle bell garland
5 – Jeweled snowflake topper
6 – White star topper
7 – Cotton blossoms garland
8 – Felted dove topper
9 – Partridge topper
10 – Wooden bead garland
11 – Snowflake garland
12 – Golden star topper



Tree Skirts | lark & linen


1 – Galvanized metal collar
2 – Woven collar
3 – Wicker basket collar
4 – Velvet skirt
5 – Golden star skirt
6 – Striped skirt
7 – Faux fur skirt
8 – Bobble knit skirt
9 – Moroccan wedding style skirt
10 – White faux fur skirt
11 – Navy skirt
12 – White tassel skirt
13 – White pom trim skirt


2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Photo: McGee & Co

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  1. Harriet says:

    I love the shape of your tree and the light frosting on the boughs. Is it a faux tree? Would you share where you found it? Thank you!

  2. Harriet says:

    I love the shape of your tree and the light frosting on the boughs. Would you share the brand and where it was purchased? Traditions are what make the holidays special!

  3. C brown says:

    Each year I buy my children and now grandchild an ornament that best represents the past year. When we decorate the tree it is always more meaningful and reflective. Also the angel does not go on the tree until everyone is home.

  4. Peg says:

    Wait, is that you and Justin? You not pregnant with longer hair, and Justin with a beard? Hahaha!! xoxo

  5. REIKO says:

    This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am truly pleassant to read everthing
    at alone place.

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