Sunday, December 4, 2011

O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree

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It’s been almost two decades since I have put up a full size tree, and many years since I have put up a tree at all. Partly because there never seems to be any room, but mostly because we don’t exchange with anyone for Christmas. I have been missing a tree though. Memories of a Christmas tree come from when I was a child. The magic of the lights, watching Christmas specials on television with only the lights of the tree on. Such a cozy feeling.

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Yesterday while Louie and I shopped a few thrift stores, we found a tree. $16 for a 6 foot tree, and it even came in a nice BIG tote! We did have to buy new Christmas lights, but we had lots of ornaments, beginning from when we were married, 36 years ago.

I love the Christmas season. I love the lights, and the music, and the cheerfulness of people who usually lack it the rest of the year. Happy Holidays everyone, and in the hustle and bustle of the season, don’t forget the reason that we celebrate!

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Be blessed!

Michelle

11 comments:

Hazel said...

Your tree is so pretty and what a buy .I still haven't had a chance to put ours up ,maybe this weekend .

Packrat said...

Your tree is so pretty. Glad you decided to put up one.

That corgi :) said...

Tree looks really neat!! So glad you decided to put one up this year! I so agree with you, the best Reason for the Season is Jesus! Like I have said before, the best gift; one size fits all, doesn't have to be exchanged; never breaks, doesn't run out of batteries. Amazing wonderful God, that is our Jesus!

betty

Grammy Staffy said...

What a bargain you got on your tree... and it looks so pretty. Enjoy the season.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Perfect spot for it Michelle! I know you're going to love it. :) blessings, marlene

Amelia said...

What a beauty - and such a bargain. I am sure you both will enjoy the tree during this holiday season.

By the way, mine came from Good Will several years ago.

Renea said...

Really pretty tree! You will really enjoy having it in your living room. Great find!

shelly said...

pretty tree!!!!! and what a deal :) Thought of you this weekend when a friend and I went thrifting..Merry Christmas Michelle!

Jeanna said...

Wonderful tree! That really does make it feel like Christmas, doesn't it? I also like to have candles with holiday smells and carols playing. It's my favorite time of year! Have a wonderful Christmas season all through the month!

Debbie said...

I'm blad you put up a tree! We did too. It's only us two but it's a tradition we've always enjoyed. I got to put the ornaments on. :D
I love the music, decor, and general feeling of December before Christmas. It's snowing here this morning...our first!
Debbie

Candace said...

Your tree looks lovely.

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