I can’t tell you how much I love my new 7.5′ Slim Flocked Christmas Tree from Tree Classics. It’s an honor to be part of their Home for the Holidays campaign because I get to show you my pretty master bedroom holiday decor AND talk about one of my favorite holiday traditions. A big thanks to Tree Classics for providing the tree and ornaments for this post.
I’ve written about holiday family traditions before, so today I’m focusing on a tradition that is near and dear to my heart and involves a furry little dog.
Pee Wee is my 13 year old chihuahua mix dog, and we’ve had him in our hearts and lives since he was weeks old. This dog means the world to us!
A tradition we started officially in 2013 was his annual holiday pet portrait. If you haven’t noticed, my dog loves taking photos and he has a special penchant for Christmas trees, too. Namely laying by them and taking long naps.
I don’t know if it’s the warm lights or shiny ornaments, but he has always loved when the tree goes up. On this tree, I wanted the Tree Classics gold finial ornaments to take center stage and complement the flocked tree.
To add a bit more glam, because you all know I’m all about the glam, I also added all of the leftover chandelier crystals I had on hand from a project I’ll be writing about soon.
All these gorgeous trees and decor serve as a backdrop for Pee Wee’s annual pet portrait. If I took him to a mall Santa, he’d lose his mind, so it’s become a fun annual tradition to bribe the guy to sit still and pose for awhile. He really hams it up for the camera, as you’ll see below.
Here’s a compilation of his annual pet portraits from the last five years:
2016 (we kept it casual):
I tried to get Pee Wee to agree to his “official” shoot this past weekend while working on this master bedroom Christmas tree, but this was his response:
The black satin sash we use as his bow is actually a wedding dress sash I had bought and ended up not using. When Pee Wee sees me pull it out each year, he knows it’s photo shoot time. We know given his age that every holiday we have him is a gift, so we cherish these moments and fun traditions as our little family of three.
This is also why I’m onboard with putting trees in every room he spends a lot of time in!
Truthfully, I encourage everyone to put an artificial Christmas tree, even a small tabletop one, in their bedroom. This slim flocked one looks like a freshly chopped tree covered in velvety snow, and it looks amazing even with the lights off.
I have always wanted a flocked tree because they look so luxe and don’t need much decor. The branches are fluffy and realistic. SMITTEN.
Tree Classics will be posting tree decorating tips and inspiration on their blog and Instagram, so make sure to give them a visit! Tell me about your favorite holiday tradition in the comments section and stay tuned for Pee Wee’s annual holiday pet portrait which will debut the week of December 3 as part of my holiday decor tour. Happy decorating!