I have seen so many beautiful trees up this year on your posts so I thought I'd show you mine. My little elf (grandson) is going to add all his ornaments tonight.
The first step for me is adding the bows and flowers - I don't know if this is something done in just in the south or in other areas too.
Some some people just have all red trees and some have white. Even gold. But mine is going to be mixed.
I have been honest - I really do not have any artistic talent. However, my mother did. She made this angel by hand that we put on top of the tree.
Magnolias and birds go on.
Next I put my Santa collection on.
I have a lot of Santa's - someday I want to do a Santa only tree - all red with red flowers.
I love pugs - I even have a pug Santa!
HO HO HO!
My mother hand made the 'his and her' mouse.
These were made by her - when my kids were in sports.
Here is Raggedy Ann and Andy - again hand made by my mother.
And here is Goldilocks and her two bears - I can't find the third bear! :(
Okay if you live in Atlanta - you have to know about Macy's Pink Pig ride - It has been going since I was a little girl.
When my elf is done I will take a picture of the whole tree. Now besides this, cookie exchanges, visiting friends, shopping, wrapping gifts - I am room grandma for my grandson - I was the only one who volunteered - we are having a party next week - so I organized last weekend and I am all ready to go except for the food. I've ordered the pizza. Lined up volunteers. Got some arts and crafts to do. Just have to get some food the day before. Whew.
Chatty has been busy with you and I do not want to forget the real reason for the season - isn't all the above - yet it is a part of it. Still have the manger scene to put up too.
Thought for the day:
We must not give only what we have; we must give what we are.
- Cardinal Mercia