Wednesday, December 18, 2013

O Christmas Tree

Our house isn't one of those crazy "winning the biggest electric bill" holiday homes. It's pretty low-key. So is our tree. Now that the boys are older, the tree is becoming proportionally smaller. They are less interested in decorating but are secretly happy to see that it is decorated with their handiwork. A smaller tree means very few commercial ornaments. But there is plenty of room for special keepsakes and ornaments with some history.

Here is a sampling of what you'll find on our tree:

French lace, from my brother who worked in France

handcrafted acorn from a Japanese neighbor

We have several old painted glass ornaments that belonged to my 
husband's Danish ancestors who lived in Chicago. 
Some are over 100 years old. I learned from some of the
family that Christmas was a huge celebration in their home.
We are proud to have these.

Nothing brings smiles like the boys' handmade
ornaments from school. I've saved them all!

My happily eclectic tree.

© 2013 Sally Knudsen