Christmas is fast approaching. I figured I would share our Christmas trees with you. The first one is in our living room, it's in front of the window that faces the street.
This tree is my Mother's tree. We had a kind of fiasco with the tree, involving unwinding hundreds of strands of lights from a pre-lit tree. Let the record show....I did NOT encourage her to buy it! LOL
Needless to say....it is no longer PRE-LIT! Anyway.....
It looks lovely at night!
Here are some close-ups of a few of my favorite ornaments.
|I LOVE this Scottish Piper!! My Mother was born in Scotland, and a few years back my Sister in Law's Mother bought this as a gift for MY Mother!! I love having a part of our heritage on the tree!|
|My Mother started collecting these Barbie ornaments for me when I was about 12. I just love this one. She is from Swan Lake! Avon used to put out new ones each year, they are porcelain, and I think they are divine!|
|Isn't this angel just lovely?|
|This nativity ornament has been around since I was little. I light plugs into the bottom to light up the whole scene. I just love it....always seems magical to me!|
|An AIDS awareness ornament from a lovely friend of my Mom's. It's by Christopher Radko. There are many more meaningful and wonderful ornaments on my Mother's tree...but I can't post them ALL. :(|
Below is our family room tree. This tree is My tree. The kids decorated both trees all by themselves again this year. They do a fabulous job!! My OCD has rubbed off on all three of them! :)
This is our more laid back tree. I have pics of the kids, and their baby ornaments on this tree. I have a thing for snowflakes. Can you tell? I enjoy the traditions of Christmas, and displaying all these ornaments that have been collected over the years. Looking back at them and thinking of the wonderful times they represent, and some of the wonderful people who gave them as gifts. Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect on what is important. Our Savior's birth, family near, far, and waiting for us in our true home! Praying you all have a lovely Christ filled Christmas!!
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.