Joanna Gaines Shared a Sweet Post About Their Family Christmas Tree and It Made Me Emotional


Every year for as long as I can remember, my dad and I have gone to pick out our family Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. In fact, we were even featured in our local newspaper once for it. Not kidding. Even though I’m married now and have my own Christmas tree to decorate and traditions to make, I still go with my dad to pick out the tree for their house. It’s one of my favorite traditions ever.

Joanna Gaines took to Instagram over the Thanksgiving holiday to share a sweet picture of her daughter decorating their Christmas tree, and her caption about Christmas traditions and memories actually made me super emotional.

“This family tree gets me every time. Emmie asked why I always get so sad when we put this tree up and I told her it’s a good kinda sad. I explained these memories on this tree are so sweet and time just goes by so fast. This tree is full of firsts for each of us, many meaningful ornaments, and lots of handmade who knows what. It’s my favorite and I treasure this time every year.”

I’m not crying, you’re crying. Actually, I’m crying, too. Take Joanna’s advice– cherish your holiday season, and soak up every memory!