A friend sent this to me and I just had to share her with you….
As I scanned through my friends posts on Facebook I came across the most adorable interpretation of a Christmas Tree...From what I can tell from where I came in on the story is that Sue at Reblinged was asking her Facebook friends to help name her creation…I read a few of the comments and there were several clever suggestions…However, I agree with Sue and have to say that there was absolutely no other choice…So let me introduce you to Audtree Hepburn! Isn’t she a knockout!
You can also check out Sue and Re-Blinged on Pinterest….
How sweet it is to watch the faces of the children when they see the big tree in the lobby of the church. This year we decided to go with a new theme and it is sweet if I do say so myself.
…Snowflakes and Cupcakes!
…Colorful Coned Shaped Trees!
…Houses covered in frosting and gumdrops!
…Candy Canes Twisted and Swirled!
…Glittery Snowflakes with colorful sprinkles!
Cupcakes that would satisfy any sweet tooth!
I can’t wait to see the kids faces light up when they see the tree for the first time this weekend.
I have a thing for trees…all shapes and sizes. I especially like the cone shaped trees you see during the Christmas season. Here are a few that a friend and I made today. They are part of our Christmas Tree themed decor at church.
All you need to make these festive trees are a few cone shaped tree forms. You can use Styrofoam, Paper Mache or Grapevine forms. You can even make your own if you are feeling especially crafty. Next you will need fabric pins and floral wire. Finally, you will need some fabric or burlap ribbon, and lots of bling on a string.
The point of making any craft is to let your personality shine through. Remember to have fun!
Every day this month I am going to reblog one post that screams Christmas…And this one form The Worlds top 10 of Anything and Everything! does just that. This post has captured some of the most unusual Christmas Trees I have ever seen. Each one is more amazing than the one before it…I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Merry Christmas!
I was talking with my sister the other day and she was sharing a few memories from one of her first Christmas’ spent living away from home. She shared with me how when she puts up one of her Christmas trees it reminds her of a Christmas long ago and far away. Our conversation got me thinking about things…like what Christmas is and isn’t.
Christmas is not… only about a big tree loaded down with expensive store-bought ornaments. It is not only about what you can buy at the big box store. It’s not even how many gifts are wrapped up and nestled under the tree. It’s not about decorating your house to look like Christmas exploded on your front lawn.. It’s not about parties, presents or plates piled high with pastries…Christmas is not a lot of things.
But Christmas is…about the memories of Christmas’ past that come flooding back when you begin unpacking boxes of old ornaments collected over the years. It’s the memories that are attached to a special ornament or two that make you feel a bit melancholy or nostalgic. For me it’s the hand embroidered ornaments made by my Mom when she was recovering from back surgery. The detail is incredible, the colors are still vibrant after all these years and they remind me of how much she loves her family. I also have a few handmade ornaments from my sisters and mom that bring a smile to my face every year when I unwrap them and hang them on the tree. When I hold these ornaments in my hand and look at them it’s almost as if they are right here with me in the moment.
For my sister her memories are attached to a box of $1 store ornaments that remind her of her first Christmas starting out as a family and funds were tight. The ornaments remind her that the joy on Christmas Day does not come with an expensive price tag…she remembers a Christmas when the toys purchased at the general store brought the same kind of joy to her childs face on Christmas morning just as if they had come from an expensive retailer. When my sister was unpacking her special ornaments she was also reminded of a wonderfully happy day spent in 4 story mall where all the shopping that was done was window shopping because that’s what they could afford. These special ornaments also reminded her of coming home to find a box of groceries on the front porch complete with everything for Christmas Dinner and how a tradition of sharing Holiday meals with Friends began…
Unpacking ornaments is a great way for us to unpack the memories of what Christmas is really all about…making memories with loved ones that can carry us through the coming year.