The Twelve Days of Christmas Tree and Chalkboard Ribbon

Have you seen the new chalkboard ribbon?

The ribbon that you use a piece of chalk or chalk pen to write on?

I have used it this year for wrapping packages

and placing my messages to the recipient on the ribbon.

It has taken the place of using tags on those packages.

However, my friend Sherri chose to use it in a different way.

In her tree of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

The tone is set as soon as you enter her home.

Front Entry/Sherri's house - Housepitality Designs

With her vast collection of Byers Choice Carolers.

Foyer/Sherri's Home - Housepitality Designs

I went over to help her place the ribbons on the tree.

The many strands of chalkboard ribbon had verses

of Christmas Carols written on it by her hubby.

The family room’s tree theme is the 12 Days of Christmas.

Of course the “Partridge in a Pear Tree” has the place of honor

at the top of the tree.

Partridge In A Pear Tree - Housepitality Designs

Then there are Four Calling Birds.

4 Calling Birds - Housepitality Designs

Six Geese A Laying

6 Geese A Laying - Housepitality Designs

Seven Swans A Swimming

Now, have you noticed the really cute banners

depicting each “Day of Christmas” alongside the caroler?

7 Swans a Swimming - Housepitality Designs

Eight Maids A Milking

Eight Maids A Milking - Housepitality Designs

Ten Lords A Leaping

These Twelve Days of Christmas Tags were gifted to us

by the lovely Christy (11 Magnolia Lane).

I have a plan for mine next year that involves Department 56.

10 Lords A Leaping - Housepitality Designs

Twelve Drummers Drumming

12 Drummers Drumming - Housepitality Designs

This tree is so beautiful and so fun

and a tree of course is not just for ornaments and these carolers,

in which I have only shown half of them,

really add such a touch of whimsy and tradition to the tree.

12 Days of Christmas Tree - Housepitality Designs

And “Boo Boo Kitty” agrees!

Boo-Boo Kitty - Housepitality Designs

Can’t believe that Christmas is only a couple of days away.

I only have a couple of things left to do and I am done!

Until tomorrow . . . Have a Merry Day!

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  1. I have never heard of chalkboard ribbon. love that idea. what a great tree.
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  2. What a cool idea for a tree. Boo Boo kitty has a bed like Miss Bailey.
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  3. Hi Shirley, I love this and what a beautiful display. I saw the chalk board ribbon yesterday when we were on an outing at the miles and miles decor shopping place called Nebraska Furniture here in Texas.
    Thanks for sharing the awesome theme on a gorgeous tree. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. xoxo
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  4. Linda miller says

    Very clever and creative approach to tree decorating. Something I have not seen before. Kudos to Sherri.

  5. What a cute idea! I love chalkboard ribbon. We have so many wonderful items to make our decor shine now. Sherri certainly has a wonderful collection of Byers figures! Her tree is amazing and her staircase looks so elegant and grand! Thank you for sharing her lovely and festive Christmas decor! Merry Christmas!!!
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  6. bobbi duncan says

    This is such a unique and beautiful tree! This is one reason looking at blogs is so much fun; getting to see so many lovely and inspirational ideas. Great job, Sherri!

  7. Sherri’s tree is gorgeous!! Chalkboard ribbon? How did I miss that? Definitely a must for me next year. Whoever came up with that idea is a genius!
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Shirley!!!!
    Mary Alice
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  8. Love the idea of putting them in the tree. I never heard of chalkboard ribbon. Pretty cool

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  9. I bought some chalk board ribbon Shirley and haven’t had a chance to play with it! It is stiff stuff though, and it looks great in your tree topper bow! I love the way you hung some of your precious carolers on your tree with the 12 days of Xmas tags! So creative! Merry Merry to you and yours!
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  10. Just beautiful. I also collect Byers Carolers…and the attention to detail is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us! And I like the chalk board ribbon too. Neat idea. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Sheila
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  11. I had npt seen the chalkboard ribbon!!! I have to get some for sure, a wonderful idea for wrapping gifts! Her tree is gorgeous, LOVE all her corolers. I am sending this post to my friend who has….are ya readyy…..over 500 BC carolers!!!!!!!!!!!! Her home is exquisite! We are going there NYE and I will take pics and do a post. Have a bEAUTIFUL and blessed Christmas with your sweetie!!!! XO, Pinky
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  12. Shirley, I love your friend’s tree! I love the Byers Carolers in the tree with the chalkboard ribbon! So creative!! Thanks for sharing with us! Blessings and Merry Christmas!
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  13. Shirley, I love your friend’s tree decorated with the carolers! The chalkboard ribbon and 12 days tags are such festive addition! I can see using the the 12 days tags lots of different ways! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
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  14. Love Love her tree and the chalkboard ribbon. I did buy some this year but wasn’t sure how or where to place it. I do have a question, how did she anchor or secure the Byers Carolers into the tree? Wold love to do this next year for my tree. Thank you for sharing this lovely home and your lovely home as well.

  15. My favorite Christmas song… The tree is just lovely… The staricase is also amazing with all the singers on the ledge…
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  16. What a great idea to use the carolers! I struggle finding a place for mine and decorating a tree with some of them is brilliant!
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  17. Beautiful tree. Stunning colors and photography.

  18. Thank you for sharing such a beauty decoration . I do like the figures very much I guess wasn’t easy to get them , some look like children with customes from other countries.
    I enjoy the visit , thank you

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