O Christmas Trees

Susan here, with more greetings of the season — Christmas is done and the New Year not quite here, but the merry bright glow of Christmas lights, holiday decorations and Christmasy feelings are still warming our hearts and our homes. It's traditional to keep the Christmas trees up until Twelfth Night, so we thought we'd share ours with our readers — so here's an array of Wenchly Christmas trees from around the world…  

 In Australia, Anne's Christmas decor combines silver-sprayed eucalyptus branches and red felt hearts —

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In England, Nicola's red-and-gold Scandinavian tree overlooks a garden (and stays neatly out of reach of doggies) while Jo's tree magically lights up the night – 

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In New England, Cara/Andrea's perfect evergreen twinkles while an elf watches from the shelf . . . 

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In the Mid-Atlantic region, Mary Jo's tinseled tree is guarded by a brave kitty . . . 

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 Not far from there, Susan's tree glows with angels and snowflakes . . . 

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While a little farther south, Joanna's rosemary plant is strung with baubles beside a creche scene on the mantel . . . 

 

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 And out on the West Coast, Pat's podocarpus tree stands in for an evergreen to give Christmas decorations a fine home . . .

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 Wishing you all the joys of the season and a wonderful, prosperous, happy New Year! 

 

 

 

50 thoughts on “O Christmas Trees”

  1. I do like all your decorations. Another casualty of my becoming very much older; I no longer decorate for Christmas. And I do miss it! Among my Christmas gifts from family have been some things that I can more easily use and remove than a Christmas tree. I Will gather these and store them for use next season. I’m beginning to make plans that will work to cheer up our home.

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  2. I do like all your decorations. Another casualty of my becoming very much older; I no longer decorate for Christmas. And I do miss it! Among my Christmas gifts from family have been some things that I can more easily use and remove than a Christmas tree. I Will gather these and store them for use next season. I’m beginning to make plans that will work to cheer up our home.

    Reply
  3. I do like all your decorations. Another casualty of my becoming very much older; I no longer decorate for Christmas. And I do miss it! Among my Christmas gifts from family have been some things that I can more easily use and remove than a Christmas tree. I Will gather these and store them for use next season. I’m beginning to make plans that will work to cheer up our home.

    Reply
  4. I do like all your decorations. Another casualty of my becoming very much older; I no longer decorate for Christmas. And I do miss it! Among my Christmas gifts from family have been some things that I can more easily use and remove than a Christmas tree. I Will gather these and store them for use next season. I’m beginning to make plans that will work to cheer up our home.

    Reply
  5. I do like all your decorations. Another casualty of my becoming very much older; I no longer decorate for Christmas. And I do miss it! Among my Christmas gifts from family have been some things that I can more easily use and remove than a Christmas tree. I Will gather these and store them for use next season. I’m beginning to make plans that will work to cheer up our home.

    Reply
  6. It’s fun to see the evolution of my Christmas tree through the stages of life. When I was young and newly wed, my tree had perfectly placed Victorian styled ornaments interspersed with a few heirloom treasures from my grandmother and mother’s trees. Slowly a few cartoony hockey players of my husband’s crept into the branches. Then came the cutesy babyish NON BREAKABLE(!) ornaments when our son was born, followed by a variety of tiny robots (my son’s favourite things in all the world) and just this year, as he started kindergarten, paper pictures and snowflakes cut and coloured with tiny hands and glued together inexpertly grace my tree. And you know what? I know that those funny, somewhat misshapen paper ornaments will be my favourites. I now pick and choose which ornaments hang on my tree, not so many shiny bulbs, but many delightful memories.

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  7. It’s fun to see the evolution of my Christmas tree through the stages of life. When I was young and newly wed, my tree had perfectly placed Victorian styled ornaments interspersed with a few heirloom treasures from my grandmother and mother’s trees. Slowly a few cartoony hockey players of my husband’s crept into the branches. Then came the cutesy babyish NON BREAKABLE(!) ornaments when our son was born, followed by a variety of tiny robots (my son’s favourite things in all the world) and just this year, as he started kindergarten, paper pictures and snowflakes cut and coloured with tiny hands and glued together inexpertly grace my tree. And you know what? I know that those funny, somewhat misshapen paper ornaments will be my favourites. I now pick and choose which ornaments hang on my tree, not so many shiny bulbs, but many delightful memories.

    Reply
  8. It’s fun to see the evolution of my Christmas tree through the stages of life. When I was young and newly wed, my tree had perfectly placed Victorian styled ornaments interspersed with a few heirloom treasures from my grandmother and mother’s trees. Slowly a few cartoony hockey players of my husband’s crept into the branches. Then came the cutesy babyish NON BREAKABLE(!) ornaments when our son was born, followed by a variety of tiny robots (my son’s favourite things in all the world) and just this year, as he started kindergarten, paper pictures and snowflakes cut and coloured with tiny hands and glued together inexpertly grace my tree. And you know what? I know that those funny, somewhat misshapen paper ornaments will be my favourites. I now pick and choose which ornaments hang on my tree, not so many shiny bulbs, but many delightful memories.

    Reply
  9. It’s fun to see the evolution of my Christmas tree through the stages of life. When I was young and newly wed, my tree had perfectly placed Victorian styled ornaments interspersed with a few heirloom treasures from my grandmother and mother’s trees. Slowly a few cartoony hockey players of my husband’s crept into the branches. Then came the cutesy babyish NON BREAKABLE(!) ornaments when our son was born, followed by a variety of tiny robots (my son’s favourite things in all the world) and just this year, as he started kindergarten, paper pictures and snowflakes cut and coloured with tiny hands and glued together inexpertly grace my tree. And you know what? I know that those funny, somewhat misshapen paper ornaments will be my favourites. I now pick and choose which ornaments hang on my tree, not so many shiny bulbs, but many delightful memories.

    Reply
  10. It’s fun to see the evolution of my Christmas tree through the stages of life. When I was young and newly wed, my tree had perfectly placed Victorian styled ornaments interspersed with a few heirloom treasures from my grandmother and mother’s trees. Slowly a few cartoony hockey players of my husband’s crept into the branches. Then came the cutesy babyish NON BREAKABLE(!) ornaments when our son was born, followed by a variety of tiny robots (my son’s favourite things in all the world) and just this year, as he started kindergarten, paper pictures and snowflakes cut and coloured with tiny hands and glued together inexpertly grace my tree. And you know what? I know that those funny, somewhat misshapen paper ornaments will be my favourites. I now pick and choose which ornaments hang on my tree, not so many shiny bulbs, but many delightful memories.

    Reply
  11. Jana, how wonderful to have those things. The adorable little handmade ornaments that our sons made are by far my favorites- and even though a few have crumbled a bit over the years (oh that salt ceramic!), they are still precious for each little memory. A little bit more breakable now, so we pack them away carefully! The last couple of years I’ve brought out all the angels and snowflake ornaments and hung those with pearls and white lights, and it’s a lovely peaceful look. Even if we are giving the little play-doh trees and gingerbread guys a rest, I still hang photos of my kids on the tree. Christmas is about looking back as much as looking forward! Enjoy every moment.

    Reply
  12. Jana, how wonderful to have those things. The adorable little handmade ornaments that our sons made are by far my favorites- and even though a few have crumbled a bit over the years (oh that salt ceramic!), they are still precious for each little memory. A little bit more breakable now, so we pack them away carefully! The last couple of years I’ve brought out all the angels and snowflake ornaments and hung those with pearls and white lights, and it’s a lovely peaceful look. Even if we are giving the little play-doh trees and gingerbread guys a rest, I still hang photos of my kids on the tree. Christmas is about looking back as much as looking forward! Enjoy every moment.

    Reply
  13. Jana, how wonderful to have those things. The adorable little handmade ornaments that our sons made are by far my favorites- and even though a few have crumbled a bit over the years (oh that salt ceramic!), they are still precious for each little memory. A little bit more breakable now, so we pack them away carefully! The last couple of years I’ve brought out all the angels and snowflake ornaments and hung those with pearls and white lights, and it’s a lovely peaceful look. Even if we are giving the little play-doh trees and gingerbread guys a rest, I still hang photos of my kids on the tree. Christmas is about looking back as much as looking forward! Enjoy every moment.

    Reply
  14. Jana, how wonderful to have those things. The adorable little handmade ornaments that our sons made are by far my favorites- and even though a few have crumbled a bit over the years (oh that salt ceramic!), they are still precious for each little memory. A little bit more breakable now, so we pack them away carefully! The last couple of years I’ve brought out all the angels and snowflake ornaments and hung those with pearls and white lights, and it’s a lovely peaceful look. Even if we are giving the little play-doh trees and gingerbread guys a rest, I still hang photos of my kids on the tree. Christmas is about looking back as much as looking forward! Enjoy every moment.

    Reply
  15. Jana, how wonderful to have those things. The adorable little handmade ornaments that our sons made are by far my favorites- and even though a few have crumbled a bit over the years (oh that salt ceramic!), they are still precious for each little memory. A little bit more breakable now, so we pack them away carefully! The last couple of years I’ve brought out all the angels and snowflake ornaments and hung those with pearls and white lights, and it’s a lovely peaceful look. Even if we are giving the little play-doh trees and gingerbread guys a rest, I still hang photos of my kids on the tree. Christmas is about looking back as much as looking forward! Enjoy every moment.

    Reply

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