Our Christmas Tree is up. Because of our schedules this year, we put it up a little early. I wanted to have time to decorate it without the stress of having it finished at a certain time.
Glen and I really enjoy decorating our tree because it is an opportunity to remember places we have been, things we have done and people we have known that might have been lost to us without the reminders on the tree. Our tree contains memories of our almost forty-three years together. Children's and grandchildren's handprints can be found hanging from the branches. Pictures of all our family, including dogs, can be seen. Concert tickets, Boston Red Sox baseball tickets, Magic bands from DisneyWorld, logos from businesses in almost every city we have visited (most of these involve some very good food) can be found as well. Approximately 1000 "ornaments" adorn the branches of our tree, some are "regular" ornaments, but the ones saved from the events of our lives are the ones most special to us. The older we get, the more these memories mean to us.
You may wonder how are tree became such a mix of balls, candy canes and "stuff". Here is the post telling that story: