2019 Christmas chalkboard tree

It’s that time of year at our house…we begin prep for the holidays, including baking cookies for the freezer to serve at our annual Christmas Open House and we also start some decorating the first part of October. Too soon for many, I know, but we have our open house on the first Sunday in December each year and that means starting early so we are ready for the big day.

Last weekend, my sister came down to begin work on this year’s Christmas chalkboard tree. I decided to use the song “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S” as the theme for this year’s tree. I searched online for coloring pages and clip art of the images I wanted for the tree. The pictures can’t be too detailed as that makes them difficult to execute in chalk.

2019 chalkboard Christmas tree

We use white transfer paper to trace the designs onto the chalkboard.

2019 chalkboard Christmas tree

I do the design work and my sister does the chalking. Here she is making the first strokes of what will be hours of chalk work.

2019 chalkboard Christmas tree

Winston is our most sociable cat and he likes to be where the action is. He is also partial to ladders, so takes an opportunity to inspect our work when he can.

2019 chalkboard Christmas tree

The color is off in this picture, but here’s a preview of what’s to come.

2019 chalkboard Christmas tree

We will chalk in the branches as we go along. And there will be other additions…stars to fill in space, candles, etc.

2019 chalkboard Christmas tree

Stay tuned for updates! ~~Rhonda


  1. Emily
    Posted October 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Exciting! Can’t wait to see more of your decorations!

  2. Mary
    Posted November 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda, your Christmas decorating is one of my favorite things to follow each year. The chalkboard is always stunning and I am amazed at your talented families support. I love your blog and it has given me many hours of enjoyment over the years. I have gleaned some good recipes also. Thank you for all the hard work.

  3. Jennifer
    Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Rhonda, I have been looking forward to your wonderful posts, but am worried by not seeing them. Hoping all is well and hoping your family had a great Thanksgiving!

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