Today's Flowers: Christmas Tree Universe


We decorated my parents' Christmas tree on December 23. This was a variation on the theme of decorating on Christmas Eve. When my sister and I were little, Santa would decorate the tree when he stopped by on Christmas Eve with gifts. Christmas mornings were very magical as the tinseled and decorated tree glistened in the moonlight in the living room as dad took his time finding the light switch.

Times change just a little, but the ornaments don't. December 23 was a trip down memory lane as my folks' tree slowly but surely bore witness to decades of family love. We were fortunate to have a beautiful tree that was soft and fragrant--a Christmas universe just with the lights on. Beautiful.

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  1. The part about getting out the Christmas ornaments is the best part about Christmas. Those little bits of paper, glass, beads etc hold so many memories.

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  2. nice closeup, I remember fresh cut trees and the smell of pine in the house. now we have our first artificial tree but it is better than nothing...and is cheerful. nice closeup photo. remember the old bubble lights?

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  3. There's such a comfort in reuniting with your family, traditions and memories. It's magic.

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  4. Neither Betsy nor I have any ornaments from our childhoods, but we have collected ornaments since we got married and it is always wonderful to remember the good times associated with each as we put them on the tree.

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  5. those traditions makes a special bond. even in the philippines.

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  6. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  7. Very pretty. Childhood Christmas memories are among my favorites too.

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  8. My folks did the same Christmas Eve decorating after we'd gone to bed...and they had a huge party that night! Wow, folks were tougher then.

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  9. Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!

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  10. Anonymous1:47 AM

    Lovely. There is much magic in a universe made up of pine needles and memories in the form of a tree and its ornaments.

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  11. Lovely photo.
    Happy Holidays.

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  12. Christmas is the time when we remember the past.
    Traditions and memories come alive.
    We think about the people we have lost and love the ones who are still with us.
    Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!!
    - Gisela.

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  13. Nothing and I do mean nothing beats a lighted Christmas tree!! It is always so magical! I love it!
    Happy New Year
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. Gorgeous shot. There are so many memories tied to Christmas tree ornaments. I can relate to that.

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  15. So lovely. I agree. The ornaments tend to hold our memories.

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  16. Sua árvore é muito bonita! FELIZ ANO NOVO!

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  17. I read this and was left without words , really.
    It's so beautiful .

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  18. Anonymous11:30 AM

    happy new year... lovely photo!

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