Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's Christmas Time

Sunday before Blake left we put up what little Christmas decorations we are going to put up this year.  Our Christmas tree is literally a Charlie Brown Christmas tree I bought Blake for either his dorm room or his first apartment.  We put out other Christmas things as well and it sort of drowns out our sad little tree.  Here is a picture of the end result.

Sad isn't it.  But, we honestly do not have any room left in our living room to put our normal Christmas tree up.  Not with dad and all of his things living in there.  And we are OK with it.  It's for a good reason.  The upside is clean up with be a breeze this year.
At work it's not much better.  I have two things up for Christmas.  One is a silk flower arrangement with two candles and the other is a Christmas tree that the guys decorated with office supplies. It might be a foot tall.  For the Christmas topper there is a cigarette.  I added a bow this year but I think it really to big.

Can you see the string of paper clips, and the sign here post it's. 
We also have a few small binder clips on there for good measure.

I have no idea how old this thing is.  I know it's at least 6 years old.

The funny thing is the lights on the ciggy tree, as we call it, stopped lighting up this year.  Well they light up on occasion. I think there is a short in the thing. I hope it doesn't burn the place down.

Maybe this will be a good year to remember what Christmas is all about. It's not about the decorations but about the celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. It's about love, laughter and sharing special memories with loved ones and friends.

As you go through the store picking out the perfect gift remember that sometimes the perfect gift is just visiting with the people you love. That playing games with one another instead of watching TV or playing on the computer will be a memory your family will cherish.  I know I sure do.

Wishing you love, laughter and a gift of happiness during this Christmas season!



Nolita said...

Awww...look at your Charlie Brown tree!

Nolita said...

Did you decorate the front door and porch? That might be a good place to get creative and feel more festive. Your table looks festive. The paper clip garland is creative but I'd replace the Ciggy Topper with something shiny and bright!

Are you going to make that felt pomp wreath? I still think Emi and I will try to make one or two...