Saturday, November 24, 2012

Slice up the fruitcake

It's become our custom to put up the tree and decorations the day after Thanksgiving. We have the day off, we are avoiding the mall at all costs, and the kids love it.

                             Papa hauls the tree out of the basement and then the rest of us get to work.

                              I like telling the stories of the ornaments, who made them and where they came
from. Most of them date back to my childhood or older, many are handmade. Unity and Brixton have
added a few "heirlooms" of their own creation, involving glitter and popsicle sticks.

I know it's early, but who can wait?


grandma cindy said...

Your tree looks great and it brings me great happiness to see all of those wonderful, treasured ornaments again. Let the merry season begin!

grandma ann said...

Your tree look great! The ornaments are looks like an ornament Chris made at school years ago...Kindergarten or 1st grade maybe??? The kids look happy. What could be better!

the habit of being said...

i love the idea of unwrapping each ornament, recounting the story, reliving the memories...what a beautiful thing to share with your children.