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    Black Friday Tradition

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Jason Cameron says that decorating the Christmas tree on Black Friday has been a family tradition that has transcended two generations.

    "Growing up we used to go out and get a permit and actually hunt for a tree and chop it down in designated spots in the Utah wilderness," he says.

    His wife is the chief decorator, and this year's theme is 'Christmas Peacock'.

    "Other themes we've employed over the years include 'Old Fashioned Christmas', where we decorated with all the old decorations we could find from our childhood, and 'Family Treasures', where we collected old classic glass ornaments, bubble lights and tinsel from our grandparents and older family members to use on the tree," Jason told CNN.
    - jcsoffel, CNN iReport producer

    For most people Black Friday means mad-dash shopping before the sun comes up but for my family it is the day we decorate our Christmas tree. It started with my parents when I was little and now we continue the tradition.

     

    My wife is chief decorator and designer. This year her theme was "Christmas Peacock".  The tree is lit with 100% LED lights and peacock colors and themes abound.  My wife purchased the buffet featured in the picture second-hand about three years ago and lovingly refinished it.

     

     

    After the tree is trimmed and bright I step in a snap my annual photos of the decor so that we can enjoy them for years to come.  Check out my other pics on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoncameron/.

     

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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