I don’t remember naming our tree every year growing up, but somehow this tradition has trickled into many of our homes. It’s fun and simple and perfect for any stage of life! Whether you have a tiny, fake dorm tree or towering giant from the farm, it could use a good name! (You can find more meaningful and fun Christmas tradition ideas here.)
I loved adding our tree name to our “Yearly Review” ornament when I was on top of traditions like that. It’s fun to keep some sort of record of your names–like how our family used the named “Noel” three years in a row because our children loved a particular Christmas TV special. Our name this year is the Christmas Tree That Fell (spin off of one of our favorite Christmas Books “The Christmas Tree That Grew”). Bet you can guess the back story on that one.
Mariah and Jake’s first Christmas pine as a married couple was named “Crispy” because the poor thing completely dried up after less than two weeks. Since then, they’ve had Bruce the Spruce, Tiny Time, Treebeard, Firry, Pokey, Green, Pretty, and Mysterio. (Can you tell when kids started having a say in the name?)
Don’t worry if you can’t think of a name in the midst of all the other Christmas-y excitement. Makayla has you covered with our official This Blue Dress Naming the Christmas Tree flowchart! We’ll help you get a cute, punny name.
And if you get stuck you can always use the name Noel the IV.
Did you name your Christmas tree this year? We’d love for you to share your name in the comments below (it might even get featured in a flow chart someday!) And we’d love to see pics of your lovely trees on our Facebook page.