The Christmas Tree
is up, it's lit, decorated and tinseled
And as is our tradition . . .
When the Christmas tree is done,
we turn the lights down low
And bask in the glow of the tree
While we enjoy
Mugs of hot cocoa and the first of the cutout cookies,
always made with the tree cookie cutter and sprinkled with green sugar
Our tree is not a "decorator" tree but a memory tree
Childhood memories as well as early marriage ones
Ornaments collected and gifted
A 1979 Hallmark ornament
A plastic 50s Santa from my childhood tree
We adhere to the legend of the pickle ornament
And one of the German wooden ornaments
And a gift from dear friend Carolyn
a birthday gift this year
It has pride of place on the front of the tree!
Oh, and those darling Santa mugs were a gift a few years ago from Carolyn, as well.
And we use them all during December
I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.