I'll admit we have a fake tree. We've had it for about fifteen years; it was bought for our daughter's first Christmas. However, I can proudly say that almost all of our ornaments and decorations are handmade. By me, by the kids, at school (some of their best work was done in kindergarden) at home on rainy days. We get them out each year and decorate our home. Here are a few of our favorites.
Camille made a skinny Santa marionette with movable limbs. Achilles made the Rudolph sculpture, next to which is a shiny gold box of candies (long since eaten!) We made the ceramic ornaments using slabs of clay and cookie cutters, engobes and copper oxide for the metallic effect. Camille and Achilles still make beautiful things, but I love the charm of the decorations they made when they were little!