One of my favorite opportunities that Tree Classics provides is for a handful of bloggers to give back to their local communities. This year, I along with five other bloggers were thrilled to spread cheer to Christmas charities by decorating and donating a tree. Below are the trees we dressed up for a special cause.
1. A Superhero-Themed Tree for Kids Hope
Jennifer of The Heart Comes Home created this colorful tree for Kids Hope, an advocacy center for children believed to be victims of neglect and abuse. To inspire bravery, Jennifer and her family hung DIY superhero masks and ornaments on an Alpine White Tree with color-changing lights. They also added cape ornaments where kids could write their brave wishes.
2. Burgundy and Gold for Ronald McDonald Home
Jaclyn James lent her beautiful styling to the newly renovated Padres room at the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego. This charity provides housing for families with hospitalized children in different parts of the country.
To match the famous McDonald’s color scheme, Jaclyn decorated an Alberta Spruce with burgundy and gold ornaments. Snowberry picks and a shimmering tree skirt completed the merry look.
3. Classic Silver & Gold for Social Services
For her local Department of Social Services, Toni Marianna created a duplicate of her dining room Christmas tree—a pre-lit Classic Fraser Fir with silver and gold glass ornaments.
4. Rustic Red and Gold for a Californian Family
Jessica of I Dream of Homemaking dressed up a 9’ Classic Fraser Fir with red berries and assorted ornaments. A star tree topper and tree skirt provided lovely finishing touches to the display. Jessica delivered the same tree to a family who lost their home in the California fires.
5. Shimmering Metallics for City House
Kaitlyn of Fresh and Vintage Living donated a Majestic Blue Spruce with silver and gold ornaments to City House. This is a shelter for abused, neglected, and homeless children and youth in North Texas.
6. A Festive Tree for SPARC
As for me, I donated a Lake Forest Fir Snap Tree and Merry and Bright ornaments to SPARC, a program assisting and training special needs students. Last week, they invited me back to their classroom to thank me for gifting the tree. We listened to Christmas music, drank hot chocolate, and ate popcorn. I was also able to see some of the homemade ornaments that they crafted for the tree.
How do you spread Christmas cheer this season? Share your stories with us in the comments below. Happy holidays!
About Jen Lutz
Proud spokesperson for Tree Classics since 2016, Jen is a happily married wife and a mother to 4 adorable kids. She has a passion for helping families create spaces that encourage meaningful conversations and relationships. Visit Jennifer Lutz at Home to know more about Jen and her adventures in holiday decorating.