Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Christmas Tree

The holidays came upon us too fast this year, and it was looking like we weren’t going to get a tree up. But we managed to drag one out of the basement and put it together. My daughter decorated the tree while we watched from our recliners.

As I was looking at all the ornaments I realized they tell a story—Our story; the story of Christmases past, of babies, and places, little fingers sticky with glue and glitter, and smiles, and of growing up, new friends, and old memories. I’d like to share a few of them with you.

Made With Love~ (Oh how they grow up so fast)

Gifts from special people ~

Just For Fun ~

Keepsakes from the kids' Sunday School ~
(a lovely tradition from year to year)

My Daughter's Love For Animals ~

Special Times ~

From My Childhood ~

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Have A Blessed Christmas!


TesoriTrovati said...

So lovely, Miss Alice! I think your tree is very much like mine. Filled with memories and special times, people and places. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas season!
Enjoy the day.

Libby Leuchtman said...

Love your tree Alice. Your tree tells a story. That's what I love about Christmas trees the memories that come back to us. Have a great holiday!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This post is lovely, really is such a nostalgic time of year! Thanks so much for stopping by my Ideas House post...I am a new follower, too! Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Oh, these ornaments are so very fun to look at each year as we pull them out and put them up on our trees aren't they? I loved seeing yours Alice! xo

My Life Under the Bus said...

Merry Merry Christmas Alice ....we haven't had the glass ornaments out in years. Last year my husband took the first two out and immediately broke them....or as we like to say in this house " There goes another family memory!" lol I put them up by myself this year!

Wendy said...

Love all of the pretty ornaments, Alice! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Lori Anderson said...

Oh I love all of these!

Diana said...

I agree. Memories hanging on the tree. Happy holidays Alice!!! Thanks for dropping by.

Unknown said...

They are lovely! The light bulb how precious aww!
Merry Christmas too Alice! ox

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Alice!!

Raida said...

How wonderful, I have lots of wonderful memories attached to my ornaments as well. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.