Here's something we never had to do growing up—fluff the tree before decorating.
Fluffed, skirted and ready for the fun part!
About 80% of the ornaments ended up at the kids' eye-level—can't imagine how that happened! Except the glass ones, that is. One hundred percent of those are at the top of the tree, out of the reach of any mischievous little elves.
This is the closest thing to a finished pic I have so far. We also added red and silver beads to the tree after this one was taken. I love having a Christmasy house! Now we're just waiting for it to get cold outside!