I love that Nel loves old things.
She always has. She likes the new also, but her heart carries her to a time of old, a time of treasures from the past. She makes a very nice living, and can choose any tree topper that she wanted; angels, snowflakes, stars, yet every year she still adorns her Christmas tree with the same tree topper. It is a golden angel, and it is the one I put on top of the tree when my kids were growing up. When she moved out, she took this angel, and has had her ever since.
Some things never change, and now her daughter, little Mia, delights in putting up the same angel on the top of their Christmas tree. She usually goes with gold ribbon, but I like the red plaid she chose this year.
And here is Francesca in her Elsa gown decorating her pink tree. Jess set it up in her room, and she has fun decorating it every year. I just love this little tree, and I see a few old ornaments from the past as well.
"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime."
~Laura Ingalls Wilder
Can you believe there's no Christmas tree lots where I live here in the mountains? There's one in the next town over. Nel said it's still early, but if I don't find any, to just wrap some lights around a tree in my front yard since I live in the woods. I may do just that. ; )
(these lights were wrapped around bushes at a church in my old town).