Friday, December 10, 2010


My tree continually evolves changing through every passing of time year after year after year. Sometimes it's so sparse with barely a tinsel hanging on its branches. Tough times but the Christmas spirit kept alive with love all around from everybody near or far. Then again in another year there would be tiny rag dolls the size of a finger in colorful peasant dresses. Yes indeed it was for three little girls who just love dolls. In other years the tree would be laden with very small bells or balls or shimmering ribbons or light cotton angels or butterflies speckled with glitter dust or tiny Santas made out of red yarn. And there was that year when I created miniature gift boxes tied in red and green ribbons. But whatever the theme on the tree, it would never be without Christmas lights.. circling the tree from top to bottom.. twinkling like stars up in the night sky. Sometimes we put one which twinkled in step with its pre-recorded Christmas music.

This year my tree, the same one we've had for some years now, is trimmed with tinsel and decor of past four Christmases --- it holds both the old and the new. For me...

- a Christmas tree is not just a Christmas tree. It doesn't only stand there as another form, one of many, in celebrating the season. Rather it stands tall & proud a witness to dozens of Christmases past, of celebrations with family & friends, of memories of precious love and sharing, of countless blessings. It bears witness to eternal hope, courage, trust, belief, faith, familial love and God. All Christmas trees in homes everywhere, I think, bear that message. I love Christmas trees!



  1. it looks beautiful and shows the love you shower for your family..

  2. Hi Lakshmi! :-) Thank you for your kind words. Glad to see you. May God pour out blessings of abundance and prosperity upon you and your family.

  3. Your Christmas Tree sure looks lovely. We put up ours last Saturday. My 2 year old joined us in decorating the tree. It was a joyous moment, worth treasuring for a lifetime. Some of the ornaments / decorations are perhaps 10-15 years old. Don't have the heart to throw them away :) May you have a wonderful Xmas & New Year!

  4. Hi RGB,

    Oh yes, isn't it? We can't just 'throw them away'. It'll be like throwing away the good times, the lovely memories, the wonderful moments. :-)

    Heyyy how precious it was to decorate the tree with your little one. That's what Christmas trees are all about. :-)

    Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season and through the years.

  5. Ellen, you have some great memories and a beautiful Christmas tree :-)

    God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas


  6. Thanks, Ron! :-) Lovely to see you. May your Christmas be full tons more of wonderful memories. God bless you and your family.


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