Monday, December 22, 2008

TreeZilla - Under Construction

Judy is putting lights onto our Christmas tree. It will end up with over 3,000 of them.

Almost all the decorations are hand-made by friends and family. some were made by Judy's mom's Icelandic relatives, some to my mom's Norwegian Christmas customs.

We put our tree up fairly late, and keep it up past Epiphany.






While working through the upper branches of the tree, Judy found an actual bird's nest in the foliage. We have some small Cardinal bird tree decorations that usually have their claws formed around a small branch of the tree.

This year, they get to be in a real nest.

2 comments:

CelticDiva said...

That's the way we always did it at my house growing up, Phil. We always put the tree up pretty late. This year, just because of insanity, we're putting it up (finally) tomorrow.

My mom came from a German tradition where the tree AND the presents magically appeared by the time everyone got home from midnight services. The kids opened their presents, then they had Christmas breakfast, where I'm sure some of the kids were passing out into their food.

We sort-of followed that tradition, in that we always opened our gifts on Christmas Eve.

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