Although I get a bit melancholic this time of year, specially this year, since I wont be spending it with my family, it's still my favorite time of the year. Christmas brings joy to everyone, people are in a good mood, the food is delicious and there are so many sweets you forget calories even exist! However, we can't forget the reason for this joy and why the season is so special ... The birth of our savior, JESUS!!!
I have to admit though, that what makes me the happiest is putting our Christmas tree up! Our tradition has always been putting up our Christmas tree the Saturday after thanksgiving day and we take it down on January seventh, right after "Three Wise Men" day.
This year, we wanted to keep it traditional and opted to use red, white and green as the color scheme.
Some of the pictures below are a close up of my favorite ornaments. Like the one Santa is Flying in!
Our angels on the right were a set of ornaments we got for our first Christmas tree, 2009.
The reason for the season!Let me tell you a short story. I promise.
My beautiful mother was always so delicate with our nativity set and gave it special meaning by covering baby Jesus with a small piece of cotton. I remember asking her why she covered him if he was the most important piece in the set. She said "Baby Jesus has not been born yet, we will take it off on Christmas day...on the day of his birthday". I must have been six or seven and now, at age ## baby Jesus is always covered until Christmas Day at my own house. And until this day it's one of my favorite Christmas traditions!
The picture below is just so you have an idea of how small our Christmas tree is. It sits on a console table by the window. If I'm not wrong its about 3 ft and this are just some reasons why I recommend one this size:
•Requires very little lighting and ornaments
•Easy and fast to decorate
•Perfect for apartment living
•It fits in ANY car, even the smallest Fiat in the world
•When Christmas is over its as easy as throwing it inside a plastic bag and leave it for the pros to take it away!
Hope you enjoy this Christmas! Don't stress, love life and enjoy every minute of it. And don't forget the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Baby Jesus!!!
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