The Christmas crunch doesn't mean you have to skimp on trimming the tree! Whether you cut down your Douglas Fir or buy a Silver Tip off the lot, you and your kids can get busy primping a meaningful tree without ever leaving the house to purchase ornaments. Scavenge the toy boxes, closets and dressers to unearth your family's treasures. From your son's favorite lil jet to your daughter's beloved baby doll to the tykes first pairs of booties, it's a fun activity for all involved. Fasten the items to the tree using bent paperclips or snips of string. To see what my children and me came up with when we tried out the task, check out our slideshow!