this is the tree, not lit up.you can see how beautifully painted it is..
this is the tree, all lit up..see the little lights and why i loved them so much!!..lol it is so bright and magical!!!
around Christmas time every year, my mother and my sisters would put the tree up and decorate it.. despite many, many arguments, and arranging the lights about 50 times, we always had that perfect tree.. oh, it was so pretty.. and we had special ornaments on our tree.. most, we have had since we were little..minewas this sweet, little, santa.. he waved at me every time i looked at him..and my parents had my name engraved on it... it was so special every year, to reach in that ornament box, and find my special ornament, and put it on that special place i had on the tree.. now, that i am married, and have a home of my own, i still have this special ornament, and still find that special place on my own tree to put it every year.. and he is missing some things, my name, you can no longer see, and his arm is missing a piece of the stained glass, but it is still just as special as ever, and he still brings back such sweet, childhood memories, that i hold very dear to my heart... and memories with me and my family that i will cherish not onlyat Christmas time, but for a lifetime..