I realized that I haven't posted about our Christmas trees this year. Probably that is because our trees are so traditional that they have changed very little over the years.
This little tree below sits in our bedroom now. It began as a tree for my Dad's nursing home room 18 years ago. The ornaments are about 1" in size, mostly from Hallmark's miniature series. My Dad always enjoyed Christmas; but after a debilitating stroke, he was unable to speak. Every year when I would decorate his room, he would spend hours looking and enjoying this little touch of Christmas.
A wonky tree on our back porch to keep company with this wooden Santa that Bob made many years ago.
This tree holds hundreds of blown glass ornaments from our childhood trees, plus gifts from friends and those purchased on trips.
And finally, the family tree that is full of handmade ornaments; Hallmark series that include Santas, trains, and houses & buildings; plus 53 red balls. Every year that we have been married, we have added a red ball with the year painted on it. Our very first Christmas tree in 1958 contained one red ball and garlands made of popcorn. We still string popcorn and cherish all of the red balls. It's fun to remember those years when babies were born, when those babies graduated from high school and college, and the anniversaries we have celebrated. There are too many memories attached to change our way of decorating each year.
JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME!