Bringing out the tree decorations each year is one of life’s pleasures. They are reminders of earlier Christmases and younger days. A slightly battered or scratched decoration with treasured memories attached is better than having all sterile new ones. Like anything a combination works – gradually culling the ones in worst condition while bringing in a few new ones each year.
Tree decorations can reflect individual and personal interests and histories.
Make your own paper lanterns and paper chains, origami birds, angels.
You could even grow your own Australian paper daisies for bright and cheerful decorations – in the garden or pick and add to your tree. They last for ages without water.