This is the first Christmas for our tree to be without all of the kids' ornaments. And I'm feeling a little guilty. Every year we give each of the kids an ornament gift--an ornament that represents something from their past year (favorite sport, hobby, tv character, halloween costume, etc.) and between those ornaments and the school/church-made ornaments the tree was just a big potpourri of mess. I decided this year the tree would be just my red, lime and silver ornaments and promised the kids we'd get a kid-ornament tree for the basement and let them decorate it however they want. And maybe if it's real they'll stop complaining that our house doesn't smell like Christmas. Now we just need to get the tree.