Friday, November 26, 2010
"Oh, Christmas Tree..."
It is the day after Thanksgiving, and we all know what that means! At this house, it's time to decorate the Christmas tree; it is a tradition I started when my oldest child was born. As I passed by a tree farm the other day, memories of searching for "the perfect tree" came flooding back...we always took the kids to the tree farm to pick out the tree. Yes,with trees being cut down every few minutes, it smelled like Christmas at every turn...they also let the kids "help" cut the tree down, much to their delight. We would go home, make hot chocolate and play Christmas music while decorating the tree. Hopefully, these are the memories they will keep in their hearts forever. The squeals of delight when it was decorated, and the anticipation of what Santa would bring, were so sweet. I've kept every one of their keepsake and handmade ornaments and it's not Christmas to me, if I haven't decorated with them...(glitter on eggcartons, popsicle sticks, you name it)along with the traditional Hallmark ornaments. Thankful for these traditions, but mostly thankful for my children who made it all possible! Here's to peace, health and happiness this holiday and always...we never forget that Jesus is the reason for the season!
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