A Christmas tree should be a symbol of celebration for the family. When you decorate your home for Christmas holiday, one of the best ways to accomplish this is to focus on the family and other Christmas traditions, such as food-specifically Christmas sweets.
Family trees are the best kind. They should have Christmas ornaments that the children made when they were in first grade: the jar lids with pictures glued inside, the Christmas angels they colored, the candy canes they made from beads. A family tree should have the ornaments that the family has received as gifts over the years. One should be able to look at Christmas tree and see the small knitted wreaths, Christmas drums made of cardboard toilet paper rolls and felt, the ornament someone saw in a store and had to buy. All of these ornaments should hang proudly on a family tree. It should be a glorious hodgepodge of ornaments, humble and grand, all having an accompanying story and memory.