Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Advent Calendar: December 1, 2009

This is my very first post for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories. Thanks to Geneabloggers for organizing this excellent exercise!  

The Christmas Tree
Did you have a real tree or was it artificial? How big was the tree? Who decorated the tree? What types of Christmas trees did your ancestors have?

I mostly remember our family having an artificial tree, but I do recall a few times having a real tree.  Our living room was small and we did not have much room for a sprawling spruce, but my mother always made sure our tree looked nice--plenty of colored lights, tinsel, and special ornaments--elves, Santas and Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (they were plastic with felt costumes).  I always got to put the star on the tree--or sometimes it was an angel.  When I was younger, my father would lift me up so I could reach the top and do the honors, but for the most part Dad stayed out of the decorating ritual.  

As for my ancestors, I don't know what type of trees they had--if they even had any at all.


1 comment:

DianaR said...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, huh? I thought I was the only one that associated them with Christmas! I'm going to do a whole post about that - probably on a "grab bag" day!