Our cute little same-sex cardinal family. <3
Matryoshka dolls, felted toadstool and toadstool treasure box.
One of several birds nesting in our tree. A pheasant friend.
I really adore our little Christmas tree. I'll be so sad to see it go. Without it our house seems so cold and bare. I couldn't resist showing you another glimpse before the needles drop.
When I was little, our family went through hard times but we always had a wonderful Christmas with or without gifts. My favorite part was always our Christmas tree. We couldn't afford ornaments and decorations, but each year, my Mom asked us to sacrifice a favorite small toy and she'd affix it to the branches with a twisty tie. Budget, right? We hated to give up one of our toys, but we knew it was for something important, therefore justified. I'd spend hours scrutinizing my choice, changing my mind, trying to decide which little trinket was most worthy. 10 years later, it was really something to see all of our old friends again. Cobra Commander, Glo Worms, Pound Puppies, Strawberry Shortcake, Lego people. In many ways, things are so much better now, but I think I'd still choose our childhood tree over any other.