I love them! Such an iconic symbol of Christmas, almost as much as Santa himself. I love to have a real Christmas tree, and have been buying mine from the local pet shop for years. Nowadays, the Christmas tree man knocks my door sometime in November to ask me when I want it delivered. It’s being delivered next Tuesday.
For several years we have decorated it with bright shiny baubles in golds, reds and browns, and it looks gorgeous. But – I can’t help feeling that it looks as though it has come straight from a shop window! I keep promising myself that I will make the decorations and we will have a more handmade Christmas tree. This year I have made some felt decorations, probably not enough to decorate the whole tree, but maybe a few here and there will tone down the shop window look?
I did get to the Christmas tree festival in the local church on Friday. There were over 40 trees placed all around the walls of the church. They were dressed by church groups, charities and local businesses. I think my favourite was one adorned with blue rubber gloves by a local dentist!
And my advent presents? Here’s a picture of yesterday’s bangle and today’s calendar: