Celebrate Valentine’s Day (and All the Holidays) with a Decorated Tree Year-Round

Welcome to the 577th Metamorphosis Monday!

Many years ago, I used to race to get my Christmas tree down before the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Growing up here in the south, I used to hear folks say, “It’s bad luck to keep your tree up beyond New Year’s Eve.”

Pshaw! Who started that rumor anyway? lol Now I leave my tree up well beyond New Year’s and I’m always sad when it’s time to take it down.

My friend, Marie, has a white tree in her breakfast area that she leaves up year ’round. She decorates it for all the holidays and it’s so exciting to see it whenever I visit her home.

Valentine's Day Tree with Valentine's Day Ornaments and Decorations


Here’s another photo of Marie’s Valentine’s Day tree from a previous year. Have you ever thought about decorating a white tree for the various holidays or seasons throughout the year?

Valentine's Day Decorating Tree


The day before Valentine’s Day I shared this woodland-themed Valentine’s Day table for Tablescape Thursday. After I shared that table, later in the day I received a lovely email from Ruth, a BNOTP reader.

Ruth said, “Loved the Woodland Valentine’s Table. Without the hearts it could also work as a great Scottish Table, to celebrate Burns Night, a Scottish evening celebrated by the Scots to honor Robert Burns.”

Woodland Themed Valentine's Day Table Setting


Ruth added, “Great minds must think alike. I put hearts hanging off my reindeer’s ears too. He is in the living room under the Valentine Tree. I feel like your friend, Marie, with my white tree.”

Decorate a Tree for Valentine's Day


Of course, you know I asked to see more photos of Ruth’s tree! I love the idea of a Valentine’s Day tree! Ruth sent more photos saying, “I usually have a green tree done in blues and golds; sort of the colors of the room, but this white tree is making it’s way to the basement red, white and blue room.

My white tree is actually just stopping in the living room on it’s was from a pink bedroom where it was decked out in fairies, ballet, and Nursery rhyme characters to the basement tv room with a red, white and blue theme. The tree down there stays up all year, but it’s green and I think red, white and blue looks so nice on white.”

Beautiful Valentine's Day Tree


Here’s how Ruth’s tree looks at night. Sooo pretty!

Ruth said, “I have a patriotic theme in the tv room and I think ornaments look so good on a white tree. This tree was upstairs in a pink bedroom and done in flowers and fairies, ballet and nursery rhymes. Huge effort to get it down so it stayed on the first floor for Christmas done all in white. Many of the white ornaments stayed as they icicles and angels. Goes for winter and Valentine’s Day.”

Valentine's Day Tree


Here are some of the wonderful ornaments Ruth has on her beautiful Valentine’s Day tree.

Decorate a White Tree for Valentine's Day


This adorable bear is a Radko ornament.

Valentine's Tree Ornament


Ruth will be decorating her tree for Easter, too. Ruth said, “It’s staying for Easter, too. I don’t like the eggs on green pines, but the white will look nice. Then to the basement level for the year-round patriotic tree.”

HeartTwo heartsRose Happy Valentine’s Day
Ruth in PA.

Ornaments for a Valentine's Tree


Ruth, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful makeover! I love this idea of having a tree up year-round to celebrate the holidays and seasons throughout the year. It certainly would help ward off those winter blues!

Beautiful Valentine's Day Tree


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  1. Love Marie’s trees! We always transition the white tree to Valentine’s and then Easter! It makes it so we don’t go from fully decorated to naked! I love your woodland table. Thanks for the parties – they are the best!

  2. Dorinda Selke says

    Hi Susan ~ I always thought I was in the minority when I had a white tree in the dining room of our former center hall Colonial home all year round, decorated for each and every holiday or occasion (a graduation for example). It always made me smile. Unfortunately our new home is a smaller Cape Cod home and we just can’t keep up the tree all year long anymore for lack of space. It is, however, up for the winter and through Easter. Our grandchildren absolutely love it. And that’s probably the major reason that I keep doing it!! Hugs, Dorinda

  3. Franki Parde says

    Timely…we are taking our Valentine’s tree down right now…daughter said, ” MOM…surely you aren’t doing a Shamrock tree…are YOU??!!??

  4. I have a small (tabletop) green tree that I leave up all year, it sits by my front door and is on a timer. I like having the light on by the door when I get home from work, so I decorate it for each season. This year I was given a small white tree which is on my front porch, I enjoyed it at Christmas and have it decorated for Valentine’s Day now. It’s not as elaborately decorated as the trees you show but I’m enjoying it and plan to change it to St. Patrick’s Day decor on March 1. I’ll bring it in after March as the daylight hours get longer, but it has surely been a cheerful note in these wet, dreary winter days.

  5. How nice of Ruth to share her lovely tree! That’s so fun, and she’s so creative! I linked up below, but am having trouble linking back here from my blog page. I’ll keep trying though, and get it done asap! 🙂 Thanks so much as always for hosting, and for all the great ideas!

  6. Wow, Ruth’s tree is on the level of Marie’s. Thank you for sharing. ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Susan,
    I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Marie’s and Ruth’s valentine’s Trees! I kept a few Trees up year round and decorate them for each Holiday and season. I linked up my Home tour post and my Valentine’s and Winter Trees are shown in that post….Thanks so much for hosting!!

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  9. Debbie Zinser says

    I just took down my white Valentine’s tree and decorated with St. Patrick’s Day decorations, next, EASTER!! Love having a white tree to decorate for all the holidays…

  10. Marie’s tree is gorgeous. She must collect Christmas ornaments with hearts on them to display in February, what a great idea.

  11. The valentine tree is so pretty – I love the ornament that looks like the queen of hearts.

  12. Cyndi Raines says

    Both are very pretty and “winter” and / or “all year- seasonal trees” as I call them, help keep the blues away and add a lot of charm. I have a narrow, medium size green tree up in my dinning room that is very visible to the living room which I leave up all year and decorate it with a winter theme of birds and icicles. For Spring, I remove the icicles and add a few garden theme ornaments. May through Labor day, it has Dollar Store American flags scattered throughout and in the fall it gets fake colorful leaves and pheasant feathers. The birds are in residence all year, lol. I really enjoy it and it’s always a conversation piece.

  13. Susan, it’s fun to see how others decorate. I’ve never left our tree up much past New Year’s. I’ve not heard of the bad luck idea. Don’t believe it!
    I don’t know that I would want a tree up year round, but I do like the idea of having a closet to roll a decorated tree into. I even thought about having a large box made with rollers that I could store my decorated tree in, roll it out to the garage, and have it ready and waiting for the following year. Still thinking about that idea!

    • I have often wished I could do that! Unfortunately, there’s one step down to my garage and the garage door is way too narrow. Would be so awesome to be able to roll right into a closet after Christmas. Builders need to start incorporating a Christmas Tree Closet off of living rooms. 😉

  14. Thank you so much for hosting. This week I am excited to share ways to use your vintage treasures as side tables! Hope you have a great week!

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