OMGosh!  It’s ALMOST CHRISTMAS!

Yeah, I said it.  The “C” word.  I can’t believe how fast it’s come up.  It seems like it was just Valentine’s Day.   Where has the year gone?  This time next week we will all be in a turkey coma, (unless you are a crazy person out shopping the Black Friday deals like ME!), and the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season will be here.

I just LOVE Christmas!  I love the wonder, the excitement, the children’s eyes when they see Santa, the presents and the decorations.  I have boxes and boxes of decorations and a huge trunk is dedicated entirely to the Tree.

Sam’s Club wants you to know that they have everything you need to make a FABULOUS designer Christmas Tree.  And I can tell you….they certainly do!

I got to partake in a super fun Christmas Tree decorating contest with the other Sam’s Club community bloggers.  We were all assigned one of the designer trees and were instructed to go to our local club with the provided list of items needed, purchase the items and follow the easy instructions to end up with a beautiful tree.  One that Santa himself would be envious of!

Now, I was feeling a bit full of myself and decided to take on a unique design rather than follow the lists provided.  This was mostly because I am a brat and just HAD to have THREE of the adorable St. Jude Sock Monkeys and none of the designer trees came with three monkeys.  I mean, I’m the Mommy to three Monkeys…I NEED three monkeys!  Am I right?

Here is the fun, whimsical and child friendly tree I came up with.  Isn’t it fabulous??  I am in love with it.  Here is the list of things I used so you can recreate the look for yourself:

  • Three St. Jude Sock Monkeys in Blue (item #543205) A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this monkey goes directly to St. Jude.
  • Two packs of Holiday Candy Canes (item #644465)
  • 50 yards of holiday ribbon (item #868576)
  • One pack Decorative Tree Picks (item #635696)
  • One pack 107 count Shatterproof Trim Kit (item #580268)

I spent a total of only $111.42 for my complete designer look.

I just love how my tree turned out.  Now, I don’t get to keep this tree.  As much as I love it, it will be going to charity.  Which I think is super cool and am really happy about that.  But I’ve decided that I must go back to Sam’s Club to buy the Decorative Picks and three St. Jude Sock Monkeys to add to my personal collection.  They are just too much fun not to have my own!

Creating your own designer tree can be just as easy if you follow the list of instructions from Sam’s Club.  They make your holiday’s simple!

Vote for Me!

Sam’s Club will be putting all of the blogger tree’s up on their Sam’s Club Facebook Fan page where YOU will be invited to VOTE for your favorite (ME! ME! ME!).  Look under the “Trim your Tree” tab.  The blogger who gets the most votes will win $100!  If I won that, I could afford to buy more Sam’s Club decorations for my own tree.  YAY.

Do you have an “unfortunate” tree?  A “Charlie Brown” tree?  Something you wish was more fabulous?  I remember one Christmas where I was so poor, I decorated my ficus!  Now that was unfortunate.

Well, now Sam’s Club wants to help you out.  You can submit a picture of your most unfortunate Christmas tree and the person with the saddest tree will win a fabulous new designer tree, complete with all the decorations!  That is about a $300.00 worth of festive cheer!  No more unfortunate trees for you! YAY!

To Enter:

  1. CONTEST IS CLOSED
  2. Put “Unfortunate Tree Contest” as the subject.
  3. Each Entry must pertain to the Theme – an “unfortunate Christmas tree photo”
  4. Each Entry entry must be submitted with: entrant’s full name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number, e-mail address, and date of birth (including year).
  5. Each Entry must be in jpg format.

Contest is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C., who are 18 years of age and older as of November 19, 2010.  Contest starts at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on November 19, 2010 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 29, 2010.  Please refer to the Official Rules for more details.

FTC:  I was provided compensation for my participation in this campaign.  Opinions are always my own.