The Tree Tackle (and a contest/giveaway!)

I confess, I’m one of those weepy saps that is sorry to see all the Christmas decorations packed away for another year. I love this time of year, the holidays, the decorations – and my favorite is my tree – as evidenced by my tree ornament addiction.

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I’m sad to see them go, but it must be done. I need the space in my living room back, and Big Daddy would NOT like having a Christmas tree year round. So away they go.

My mother was telling me the other day that she used a WHOLE box of 100 ornament hooks when decorating her tree this year – and it’s not NEAR as full as mine, she says. Which got me thinking: Just HOW many ornaments DO I have on my tree?? And that got me thinking: LET’S HAVE A CONTEST!

Contests are fun, and just what I need to help me enjoy taking everything down. Today, I tackle the tree. I will take it all down. And as I do, I will count the ornaments. Every single one.

And you, you, will guess.

The person with the guess that is closest without going over will win a prize.

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It’s not much, but it’s a prize: A $5.00 Sonic gift card (or I can just paypal you the $5 if you don’t live near a Sonic!)

Hey, I said it’s not much but it’s a prize! Work with me here. 😉

You also get the satisfaction, credit and whatever bloggy link love I can send your way. How’s that for a deal?

(Though, I suppose, non-bloggers can enter in which case you just get the satisfaction and the credit. And the giftcard.) Moving on…

So here’s my tree, Christmas Eve before I went to bed (no ornaments have been added, but I can’t promise one or two haven’t been taken away – I have a toddler!! But if they have, we’ll count them as we find them and put them away because they SHOULD be on the tree and most likely WERE for this picture. Deal?) Click on the pics to enlarge them.

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And if you want even more information, you can check out my Christmas tree post. (Except my grandma STILL owes me those handmade ornaments from my great-grandmother! Harumph!)

So you have to leave your guess here by midnight Tuesday night, Central time, because I’ll be checking back then to post the final count and perhaps an after pic with a living room restored to it’s rightful order. You in?? Good! So, gueeesssssss…. NOW!

Tackle it Tuesday is hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!

UPDATE: So just HOW MANY ornaments were on my tree? Click here to find out, and find out who guessed correctly.

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December 30, 2008 3:58 am

Wow, it looks like you have layers or ornaments. I can tell you that we have a tiny 4 foot tree, and a very curious 12month old…we had exactly one ornament/tree topping bow and a long robbony swirl. It made putting thing away fast and easy though.

My guess is 147 ornaments.

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December 30, 2008 11:30 am
Reply to  Rebecca

Km – yes, you can lovingly place A LOT of ornaments on a tree.

Rebecca – ours is a six foot tree. Even though we have a curious toddler, I’ve always still decorated the tree. I just switched to non-breakables and we continue to RE-decorate the tree all throughout the month. 😛

December 30, 2008 6:42 am

Oh How fun! I’ll play along. It’s a beautiful tree by the way. I am going to guess 168 ornaments. You’d be amazed at how many ornaments you can shove, I mean lovingly place on a tree lol.

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December 30, 2008 8:15 am

Pretty tree. I was happy to finally take mine down, as we just didn’t have the room for the tree and the Rockband stuff.

I am going to guess 215 for the ornaments

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December 30, 2008 11:29 am
Reply to  Jodi

WOW! There just might be that many!! 🙂

Cheryl W.
Cheryl W.
December 30, 2008 8:15 am

Okay, that is just freaky. I looked at your pics and thought 168. Then I see that Kim already posted that… So I will pick 158 instead!

December 30, 2008 11:27 am
Reply to  Cheryl W.

LOL. That’s too funny. I have no idea how many there are. Can’t wait to see. 🙂

December 30, 2008 11:20 am

You do know that the 12 days of Christmas starts on 12/25. That is how the song came about. People rush the Christmas season. We don’t put our tree up so soon. We wait until the 2nd week of Dec.

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December 30, 2008 11:27 am
Reply to  BarbaraLee

Yes, I do, and we usually leave out tree up until January 6th. But I’ve decided not to this year. On the other hand, we HAVE had it up ALL month. It’ not like we’ve only had it up a few days. 😉

December 30, 2008 12:08 pm

Ummmmmmm 209?

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December 30, 2008 12:24 pm

Ummm… Just a wild guess: 167

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bj wildey
December 30, 2008 12:48 pm

Hmmm…how about 132?

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December 30, 2008 3:30 pm

Gonna guess 187. !!!

December 30, 2008 8:54 pm

Oh my! How’s about 155.

Now, any good ideas for taking down those outside lights? It was warm in Nov. when I put them up…

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