It was fun decorating for Christmas this year. We had given our artificial Christmas tree to Andrew and Kate and decided to try something a little different. We actually have two ‘trees’ and they involved some creativity. The first one I made with some sticks and wire. Pretty simple but it was fun to make.
The second one I tried to copy from a picture I had seen on the interweb years ago. I nagged our son Henry to build me the frame and he did. It is just two sticks of wood with some hinges and hooks. Three lighted pine garlands woven back and forth and the ornaments completed the look.
Our tree has never looked like those perfectly adorned specimens that would grace Martha Stewarts home but we like it. The ornaments mean something to us. They have interesting stories and wonderful memories all hanging from hooks on our tree.
Many of our memories are tied up with our church family.
May you enjoy the blessings of this season. Merry Christmas from Martin and Anita Joldersma