Wednesday, December 04, 2013
We were talking about trees. We being ladies of different traditions.
I am not religious but we always had a tree. My mother is German, so the tree was real and the holiday was celebrated on the 24th.
I've not generally had the room to have a tree as an adult, and so never developed the habit - I enjoy my parents' tree on the 24th, most years.
A few years ago I was given this by a dear and talented friend. It makes a perfect holiday tree on my mantel, and is neither a fake tree nor a real tree. It was made of trees and creativity and friendship.
Someday, I'll have a real tree. At least once. When I've made enough ornaments...
Speaking of which, I am very excited as I have a craft night scheduled for tomorrow night - and this year's first ornament will be on my agenda.
It's the birthday of the hostess, so there will also be savory treats and some bubbly to go with the beads.
I have my own holiday tradition in Providence.
Brown's classics department sponsors a Latin Carol service, currently in its 66th year, which is beautiful and jolly. I love singing in such a big group, and happily stumbling over the phonetic songbook. I missed last year, so I'm going to make a special effort to go this year.