Have you gone to Christmas parties that have "designer trees" in each room??? Do you envy them or does it turn you off?
I, for one, want just one tree that is very well "put together". So you know what I do? I actually bought it when we moved into our home about 10 years ago... how could I resist? It won first place but that's not why. It was named "To Grandmothers house we go!". That did it. I bid on it (good cause for charity!) and it's been my main tree since then. We never "undecorate it". I had my Dad help me mount it on a piece of square plywood with wheels on the bottom that I can wrap and roll! At the end of the season, it gets wrapped and rolled into storage. At the beginning of the season, it gets rolled out and unwrapped. Wa-la! That's a perfect example of "plug and play". Plug in the lights, pour an egg nog, and play Christmas carols!
But that's not my only tree, nor my favorite tree. Each of my grandkids has a tree of their own. They decorate it. Doesn't matter what it looks like. Doesn't matter. It's about love. And that's what I see when I look at them! Each year each grandchild gets an additional ornament to put on their tree. My oldest granddaughter is now 17. My youngest are twins at 3. We love this tradition. What's yours?
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Ruth Vogt, Sales Manager
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