Saturday, December 19, 2009

EMPS #68: Holiday Decorations

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"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."

-Washington Irving

I thought it might be a good idea if I played along with this week's Monday Photo Shoot assignment, so here is my Christmas tree. Have I told you that Alan and I named out tree Axel? Yep, we did, all those years ago. I think we bought him in the mid 90's. We were living in a little apartment at the time, and he just seemed like the most practical way to go. I love our silly little tree, after all these years, it just wouldn't be Christmas without him. Each year we purchase a new ornament for each other at the Tilden Christmas Fantasy In The Woods. We purchased the ones for this year just last night. It's a magical place, and it makes the ornaments all the more special. I can't wait to see what this year's will be! :) Less then a week to go now!

Here is the way San Francisco says "Happy Holidays!"

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There is still time to play along! Click here for all the details!



Cindy said...

I see your Chrismoose!

Jama said...

So beautifully adorned with bears!

Suzanne R said...

What a pretty tree! Is it a live one? How fun to add new decorations each year.