I grew up decorating a fake tree (with LOTS of christmas cookies and Amy Grant playing in the background of course), then moved in with my old roommate who straight up REFUSED to get a fake tree. So we began a tradition together of picking out a tree and drinking red wine while decorating our apartment together, each with our designated jobs.

I will forever remember those times together, we still text each other our trees when they’re completed! I’ve taken on our tradition into marriage and have convinced Luke now twice (see our first year here!) to pick out a tree with me, play christmas music and drink red wine as we decorate a tree in our home.

A huge thank you Carolina Mariana for capturing our christmas card picture as well as one of our earliest adopted traditions as a couple.

The happiest of holidays to you and yours as you begin new traditions, or enjoy ones you’ve already started with the ones you love.