The first signs of the impending season were these "book trees" spotted in a shop window in Thomasville, Georgia on November 25. I love the reflection of downtown in the window.
Three tired women met at our church in the evening in early December to decorate the Chrismon tree. "Chrismon" is a combination of the words "Christ" and "monogram," and means "symbols of Christ." Chrismons are gold and white, representing majesty and purity. I was not keen on spending my evening doing this, but ended up enjoying the company of two fellow church members as we chatted and worked on the tree, sharing memories.
And here's the whole thing - all done. The tree might be listing a bit to the left. Hmm...
My sister and I have a silly game, in which we text each other crazy things the other might receive for Christmas. I could not get her to tell me anything she wanted, so I told her this poodle was going to look cute on her dresser. :) Not to worry - she's got two really good things from me under the tree.
I already shared my tree at home here, but this a closeup of some of favorite ornaments, including Dorothy's red shoe (purchased at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC), and a beloved ornament of my late parents' depicting the Atlanta Braves World Series Championship in 1995.
This plane is the new addition to my tree - purchased at the same shop that had the ceramic poodle. :) I liked it and think it is a cute addition.
I hope your holidays are wonderful, my friends! See you for a last post of 2016 next week. This is my 1601st post - just realized.