But what our tree had, was character. A story to every ornament. A memory for every glint, glimmer, or dull gleam. A precedent for which bauble went where. And that's why Nathan and I have such a very small tree (although at 3ft it's an upgrade from the tree we had when we were first married): we don't have enough ornaments built up yet to cover a large tree, and I refuse to buy ornaments "just because".
So now you know a bit about my Christmas tree, which is beautiful not because of how it looks, but because of what it is.
Now have the cool, inversed image of balls, because I like it: