The majority of the ornaments on this tree were made by schoolchildren in North Carolina.
When we opened the boxes they sent, not knowing what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised to see that most of them were delightful and well made, for the most part.
They were requested to use blues and whites, in keeping with our theme, and they complied. But to be fair, we had both Carolina (UNC) blue and Duke Blue, so the tree is non-partisan (lol).
This tree is about 14' tall, and sits in a fairly small space, so it wasn't easy to decorate (we had too many cooks stirring the soup). Considering that the tree had lots of holes, I think it turned out well.
Don't you just love the snow people under the tree? I love making stuff like this and though my boss had designated other women to make them, I snuck over to their table long enough to put my stamp on a few of them. This year, we had to put new ribbons on them and mend some broken parts, but they turned out well in their new finery. See what cute things you can make with a few supplies and a lot of imagination? Am I giving you any ideas for a scene under your tree?