In my younger days I spent hours planning each element of my tree decorating. Not really. But in my head my tree rivaled Martha Stewart's in any given year.
After my first was born, I thought my glory days would continue, but realized quickly Christmas just wasn't as fun sitting in front of my not-kid-friendly tree guarding it with my life.
So this year is battle-proof (with the exception of the edible candy canes on our big tree in the den...) and I even put up a small tree in the kiddos' play room.
But what decorations are battle-proof? Paper ones. Gift tags, to be exact.
I found several lovely specimens at our local Hobby Lobby - on sale, of course - and they are the staples of the kiddos' expressions of Christmas joy.
Ahhh. Sleep in heavenly peace.