Let me tell you… ( by Carley Evans )

Out in the internet world, I occasionally stumble upon arguments against putting up a Christmas tree in my home. If I put up a tree, it seems I must be worshiping it like a Druid. Oh really? I just read a blog post indicating my love of the monarch butterfly may mean I am a secret Illuminati follower. Oh really?

I’ve collected Christmas ornaments for myself (and later with and for my children) since I moved out on my own in 1976. My first purchase was a pair of small clay turtle-doves. I gave one to my mother; the other I still hang on my Christmas tree.

Every year, I buy a fresh fir tree to put in my den.

Every year, I delight in hanging each ornament for every one of them holds a special memory. The ornaments are like the milestones of my life, fun to remember and good to cherish.

Watch out for those butterflies!

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7 thoughts on “Let me tell you… ( by Carley Evans )

  1. Love your comments! I, too, enjoy hanging ornaments on my REAL Christmas tree (not holiday tree) and remembering who gave them to me or where they came from. The memories are so precious!

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks so much, Patricia. God bless!

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Joyce and Plantain Periodicals.

  4. lambskinny says:

    I just this moment finished decorating our tree — and I placed that first ornament, the little clay turtle-dove on a branch and remembered Columbus, Indiana and the downtown shopping center. I remembered buying the two turtle-doves. I started a tradition that Christmas — I give my mother an ornament every year. Oops — got to go shopping for that special gift. Merry Christmas, every one! Carley

  5. lambskinny says:

    Merry Christmas, Drusilla. Carley

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