Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas tree

Well, friends, now that I am done with my Thanksgiving posts, I get to move on to Christmas.  I've been wanting to show our Christmas tree for a while.

We went fake, which I really thought I wouldn't do, but it was such a good deal we couldn't resist.

We don't have much in the way of decorations, and it doesn't smell like Christmas.  Which at first seemed like two big problems.  But at the checkout line they had cinnamon-scented pinecones.  We tied ribbons around them and put them on the tree.  Looks like a decorated tree, smells like Christmas.

The only other ornament we have is this beautiful piece that Mom gave us last year.

Near the end of the 19th century, Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph a single snowflake. He was fascinated with them. Over his life, he photographed over 5,000 snowflakes and never saw two that were the same (which, as far as I know, is where we get that little factoid that no two snowflakes are the same). This ornament is crafted from one of those pictures. It is a beautiful ornament that Kate and I will have on our tree every year.

Merry getting ready for Christmas!
I'm a Mormon.