Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

Reasons I love our Christmas Tree:
  1. It is the focal point of our Christmas decorations.
  2. Our family decorates it together each year.
  3. It displays ornaments that hold countless memories for me.
  4. It displays works of art the boys have made throughout the years.
  5. The boys take such pride in rediscovering each of their ornaments and hanging them for the new year.
  6. It will protect many cherished Christmas prizes under it's weighted branches.
  7. It will be the set of continuing Christmas tradition, when Matt and the boys sleep underneath the branches, telling stories and dreaming underneath the twinkle of the lights.
  8. It will stand long after the gifts are opened and flung aside, as a reminder that Christmas is not about the moment of the gifts, but endures much longer, it's true purpose revealed throughout the whole year.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,

Your green limbs teach a lesson;

That constancy and faithful cheer,

Are gifts to cherish all the year.

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