I love to see all the different trees dressed up at Christmas. Every time I enter into a new home or building, I gravitate towards their tree, and check out how the people who live their have chosen to decorate it.
It’s always interesting for me to see what’s hanging on a tree. The choice in lights, tinsel, balls and do-dads really seems to say something about the peoplewho reside with the tree. Somewhat of a standing profile of their lives, if you will. Some families trees change every year, and some stay the same. Some trees are lit with brightly colored, flashing lights, while others opt for a more neutral white twinkle. Some look like a professional designer created the well-manicured tree’s fashionable and utterly perfect appearance, while other trees sport scraggly branches laden with eclectic decorations that speak of personal preference. And I love them all.
There are not a ton of decorations that hang on our tree, as I haven’t gone out to buy a single one. Instead, our tree bares the various baubles that have been gifted to us, mainly from preschool families as small tokens of their appreciation at Christmas time, but also from friends and family, and a few that have been passed down from older family memebers.
Below I have included an image of each and every ornament that hangs on our tree, but I have decided not to describe where each and every thing came from.
So there you have it. This is what we’ve put together to reflect our lives through hanging dangles and do dads. Looking at it, I see a whimsical and eclectic reminder of our family – past and present, my work with children, and things we find enjoyable, beautiful and precious.