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Christmas tree..oh Christmas tree

Posted on: January 11, 2010

We de-decorated the house after Christmas ( except outdoor lights- Our daughter made a deal with dad that he will keep the lights for her birthday which comes after Baby Jesus’s Birthday). So this post is actually clearing black log.

 Putting up the Christmas tree in the first weekend of December is a tradition we started. We (read I) always decide a color combo (did blue and silver in the year son was born, pink and gold in the year my little girl was born) and start the decoration with the tree and take it to the rest of the house. I do it in the night when the rest of them sleep away and they wake up to a decorated house.

 This year was different.  My decision for Blue was vetoed by son and wants to keep gold as the main color; the ornaments could be any color he said and started decorating. All I did was the lights and the star on the top. Rest was done by the kids. It was unlike any other year’s tree, but I loved it. Bottom part was crowded with ornaments and top till where they could reach from a chair.

 Eventually we added lot of handmade ornaments – from an arts workshop in our library where the kids get to decorate baked ornaments, decorate the library tree and get to take some home too.

 We always have the Nativity scene also near the tree on a stool. The arrangement was also son’s- where the angel should stand, which sheep should be closer to baby Jesus.

 My daughter dutifully turned on the tree lights after washing her hands coming back from school. She would get worried that baby Jesus has no light. Innocence of kids are so much that occasionally she would keep some small books on the stool and tell baby Jesus to read, if he wants to( or ask mother Mary to read it for you). She wanted to make sure Baby Jesus is as comfortable as can be.

 We went for night mass on Christmas eve. Choir was superb. Air was crisp, dusting of fresh snow on the ground, I could see angels in the heavens..almost. Told Jesus to take care of one and all. Santa had left gifts for all of us by the time we came back.

 In all, our family had a wonderful wonderful meaningful Christmas. Hope yours was good too. God Bless.


2 Responses to "Christmas tree..oh Christmas tree"

send me a pic of the tree and the decorated house, you are very creative this way..

strange ! I realised I may not have a pic of this year’s tree. let me see if it even popped in any picture back ground

Loved the anecdote on your daughter Mia. She is caring and thoughtful, just like her mom.

Thanks suman. I hope and pray that my little girl always has these traits throughout her life.

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