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Holiday Memories

November 24, 2007

One of my favorite things to do at this time of the year is to put up a tree. When we lived in Canada, we didn’t put the tree up until about a week before the holiday. Since we’ve moved south, I’ve put it up earlier and earlier every year, BUT I REFUSE to put it up before Thanksgiving. One holiday season at a time please! And lately every year I fuss and bluster that I’m not going to put up a tree this year, but every year I do. And every year, on the day I do, I take a trip down memory lane. I think I continue to put up a tree specifically for the memories.

Memory Lane is a good place to visit. We’ve downsized the tree over the years, so now every ornament on the tree has a special memory associated with a person or a time in our lives.

I hope you enjoy my trip down memory lane:

Small but special, the village underneath is a North Pole grouping that I painted many years ago.

Small but special

My baby boy, so tiny back then.

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One of my favorite ornaments, 1987 was a VERY good year! (To be topped off in January 1988!)hpim4078a.jpg

DH’s memories and mine mixed.

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Candle holder from Dad, and beaded ornament from Gramma Rose

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What would the holiday be without a group of reindeer?

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Or two?

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And I ran out of camera batteries just BEFORE I could take a picture of the mess I made of the living room doing this today. Impeccable timing! Aren’t you glad?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2007 12:36 am

    Very nice, Judy. I need to go buy a new tree – or two – or three? One for the new formal dining room – one for the Ref’s den, and one for mine? We haven’t had a tree in a few years – I think it’s time for all the trimmings! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. myolivebranch permalink
    November 25, 2007 8:55 am

    beautiful memories judy. thanks for sharing!

  3. November 25, 2007 11:05 am

    Thanks for sharing your memory lane trip!

  4. freda1951 permalink
    November 25, 2007 5:29 pm

    Thanks for the walk down your memory land Judy. Very good memories they are too. Your tree looks great.

  5. November 25, 2007 7:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing! That was fun!

  6. Grace permalink
    November 26, 2007 2:22 am

    Love the tree! And yes, I usually go on a trip down memory lane when I get all our ornaments out and start decorating the tree. Of course I do it mostly by myself these days…mmmh…kids too big for it I guess.

  7. Peggy Holt permalink
    November 27, 2007 1:14 pm

    Hi Judy, thanks for getting me in the Christmas Spirit. I think that tree is just the right size. All of my decorations are in storage 50 miles away. I may just have to take a cue from you and have a sweet table tree this year.

    Merry Christmas, my friend.

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