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Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

I’ve never owned a Christmas tree in my adult, NY life. So this holiday while my parents were in town, I got my first. We threw a tree trimming party which a handful of my friends joined me for. Everyone (by rule) had to hang at least one ornament.

Now, for me being so creative in my profession, I am ridiculously UNcreative when it comes to tree decorating. The brunt of the work of this tree was done by myself, my friend Emily (check out The LAMP organization!) and Maddie–my seven year old niece. The problem was, I had the same decoration sense as the 7 year old. Maddie and I would lazily clump all of our ornaments together, throwing them haphazardly onto the three. Then, Emily would follow behind each of us, cleaning up the mess and making the spacing more even. Without Emily, the tree probably would have had entirely bare patches. Thanks, Em!

6 Responses to “Oh, Christmas Tree”

  1. Jeannie Says:

    Hmmmm … I notice Sean is not mentioned in this story at all. Why is it guys don’t get into this stuff? My kids (and husband, but he’s Jewish so he has an excuse) show no interest in putting UP the tree, but pitch a fit if it’s not there with presents under it.

  2. Jeannie Says:

    pretty tree too!

  3. Emily Says:

    charlie brown fabulous!

  4. Emily Says:

    I love our Charlie Brown fabulous tree! Don’t forget, your dad also provided some key art direction…

  5. Merry Says:

    I think it’s beautious!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Colleen - and I’m wishing you an awesome New Year!

  6. Colleen Says:

    Jeannie - Well, Sean hates Christmas decorations and all the commercialization that goes with the holiday. Soooo, no. He wasn’t part of this particular story…

    Emily - Yes, my dad played a key role in the dictating of what ornaments go where. Even though he refused to stand up and help.

    Merry - Thanks! Hope you had a wonderful holiday as well…my resolution is to stop by other’s blogs more frequently!

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