O Christmas Tree: A Lifetime of Holiday Spirit
I love Christmas — for everything that makes it special, from the music to the decorations to the food, but mostly for the fun of spending time with family. We bake cookies and decorate them together, we put up trees and decorate them too, we drive around admiring the festive lights on other people’s houses. It’s a time to gather together, even if we’ve been apart the rest of the year.
The Christmas tree is the ultimate symbol of this togetherness. That’s why we sing a carol about that very tree, extolling his virtues. In my family, for my whole life, we’ve taken photos of our Christmas trees as a way to mark each year. This holiday season, I’m sharing a slideshow of just a few of the trees I’ve enjoyed over the years.
What’s your favorite symbol of the season? Share it in a comment, and if you feel like it, post a photo on Twitter or Facebook for everyone to see (be sure to share the link here).