When I was a little girl, Dad and all of us kids would go out into the woods to find a tree. I have such wonderful memories of tromping through the woods, looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Invariably it would be too tall and there would be a hollow spot on one side.
We would decorate the tree with strings of multi-colored Indian corn and wonderful homemade decorations. Traditionally, Dad would hang some toys he saved from when he was a boy. There were also colorful old fashioned ornaments and great ropes of ruby red glass beads. But my favorite part was the tinsel. We would carefully lay individual strands of the shiny silver stuff over every branch. It was beautiful. When the door would open the entire tree would shiver with long silver sparkles.
I remember the excitement of waiting for darkness to fall so we could turn on the Christmas tree lights. I would lie on my back underneath the tree, looking upward through the branches. Suddenly I was as small as a faery, tiny enough to sit on the branches just like the children are doing in this postcard. Ah, nostalgia. A child's imagination is a wonderful thing. I can, to this day, remember the vivid imaginings of the adventures I had as a faery in the Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas everyone. May God bless you with great joy.
Hubby Update: I am scheduling PFF early, as I will be hopefully be bringing my darling husband back home from the hospital this morning. He will have had cancer surgery on Wednesday morning. I surely would appreciate your prayers.
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