Growing up my mom was a SAHM and we didn't have an over abundance of money. Mom has always been resourceful and did a great job stretching the family money. She did such a great job that as children my sister and I never felt that we lived in a home were the pennies were sometimes really stretched.
Each year there was a star on the top of our Christmas tree. Not just any star but a star that my mom made herself. A cardboard star covered in tin foil. I am not sure what happened to that star. Over the years the star was replaced by a store bought angel. Now there is nothing wrong with an angel on top of the tree; I am just a fan of the star.
When I had my own home I purchased a plastic star for my tree. Nothing fancy and it served its purpose. Several years ago that star broke and I have looked and looked for the perfect star. Most of them were to flashy, to commercial. So for several years the top of our tree did not have a topper. While on vacation we stopped at the Ben Franklin Five and Dime store and that is were I found the star.
As soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect! I added the fabric to match the garland on my tree and am super happy with how it turned out. Although it is not a tin foil star it still reminds me of my childhood tree and how the Wise Men were guided by a star.
Do you use a star, angel or something else for the top of your tree?
I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!