Here's a alovely addition to the tour, sent by Donna Alward.
"I suppose since I tend to write traditional type stories, there should be lots of traditions for my tree. The tree skirt I quilted myself. The ornaments – well now, that’s a mix. Some are from a set the husband and I bought on our honeymoon, at a Costco in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Others are ones I’ve had since my childhood. Every time we travel, we pick one up and bring it home as a reminder of our adventures- there are ones from Disneyworld, Las Vegas and London. Some are keepsakes that have come our way, and many are ones I’ve made with my kids sitting around the kitchen table – the favourite being the white and gold bead wreaths we made 2 years ago.
"Each year the kids get a personalized ornament in their stocking. When they leave the nest, they will already have a box of keepsake ornaments to take with them to remind them of home. I get sad just thinking about it.
"This year the tree is in our new house, and in the family room which also has a fireplace that I adore. It is a warm, festive feeling place and I love spending time there. It feels exactly like Christmas should feel. Warm, happy and blessed.
"I certainly hope yours is."
Thank you, Donna! We wish you a lovely Christmas, too, and we enjoyed seeing your tree.
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