I’m a traditionalist by nature. Especially at Christmas time. I have a real tree, like real greenery on the mantle and around the house. I even planted a magnolia tree so that I would have cuttings for Christmas. .
My tree is decorated with ornaments my children made thirty years ago, ones that were given to me as wedding shower presents over thirty five years ago, and even a few that hung on my grandmother’s family tree.
The tree skirt I made almost forty years ago from one I saw in a Neiman Marcus catalog. I still like it and use it every year.
I did make one nod to a new style this year by adding the red ribbon on the tree. I guess I’ll be on my death bed before I change something again.
I have also cross-stitched stockings for each to the original six of us that have a motif related to each of our personalities. I am now working on adding one for each of the in-laws. There are three of them. I’ve got two more of those to go before I start on grand kids.
As you can tell memories are important to me. I pull out my special photo album out each December. It has the pictures of my children through the years sitting with Santa Claus or not in some cases. Now that they are grown and have their own children these pictures are extra special.
Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from Georgia.