The Christmas Tree
Did you have a real tree or was it artificial? How big was the tree? Who decorated the tree? What types of Christmas trees did your ancestors have?
UPDATE: there are some great posts coming in and there are some common threads among them:
- many of us had mothers who insisted the tinsel be placed on the tree one strand at a time (thanks to Janine at Janineology)
- growing up with homespun ornaments made from milk bottle caps, pipe cleaners and more brought back the best memories (thanks to Lisa at the The Shy Genealogist)
- cutting down your own Christmas tree – whether on a tree farm or in the woods – was a family outing (thanks to Joan at Roots’N’Leaves)
- Charlie Brown was not the only one who rescued small, sickly Christmas trees (thanks to Carol at Reflections from the Fence)
- we all have families with a silvery aluminum tree in their not-too-distant past (thanks to Cheryl at Heritage Happens)
Finally, I found a post today that really captured the spirit of the Christmas tree and holding on to traditions that can be passed down to the next generation (thanks to texicanwife of Mountain Genealogists).
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Here is a listing of all Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories posts for today from GeneaBloggers’ member blogs:
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