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O Christmas Tree
O Christmas Tree: Its History and Holiday Traditions | Jacqueline Farmer
117 posts | 2 read
The Christmas tree tradition has roots in many ancient cultures. Originally, it had little to do with gift-giving, reindeer, or elves. O CHRISTMAS TREE explores the history and traditions--from the tree's origins to the first tree lights and decorations--that led to how people enjoy these trees today. Also includes information about how these special evergreens are grown. Beautiful illustrations capture the magic and festivity of the holiday season.
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OriginalCyn620
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My parents‘ second tree!

#xmastreecontest #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs 11 pts

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OriginalCyn620
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Kshakal
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Christmas tree goals right here!! #tree #wishes&blessings @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Nute Wow! Spectacular!🎄💚 6mo
TheSpineView Love it!❤🌲❤ 6mo
Eggs Awesomely done ✅ 🎄❄️🤩 6mo
StayCurious Beautiful! Make sure to count this as an entry for #XmasTreeContest for the #WinterGames 6mo
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Kshakal
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I got my Christmas tree tonight and Chewie is one happy boy… he will be even happier when I get the lights on it!!

#wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

BethM It‘s so fluffy! 6mo
Avanders Beautiful! 🤩🤩 6mo
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Airykah13
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My little Christmas tree - 10

Christmas Ornament Hunt
🎄ornament that is my favorite color - 10

Total: 20

#xmastreecontest

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Texreader
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Bookwormjillk Pretty and cozy 6mo
Texreader @Bookwormjillk Thank you!! 6mo
Crazeedi I love your angel on top! 6mo
Texreader @Crazeedi Thanks! 6mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Me trying to cram all my decorations onto one small tree…

Bookzombie Cute ornament! I‘m trying to resist putting mine up for at least another week. I just finally took down Halloween, lol. 8mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Bookzombie, one of my faves! My mum has a knack for finding Mickey Mouse ornaments (some new, some vintage) - although if she keeps it up, I‘ll for sure need a bigger tree. My current one is in danger of toppling over with all the decorations that are on it 😂😅 (edited) 8mo
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Skygoddess1
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One of my favorite things about Christmas is definitely a pretty decorated tree. #XmasTreeContest #WinterGames2020 #TeamReadNosedReindeer +11 pts

Texreader Gorgeous! 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves 😍😍😍 2y
Nute Lovely!💚🎄 2y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Not the tallest or the fanciest, but I think my bedroom tree with all the kid's/homemade ornaments is my favorite.

#wintergames2020 #xmastreecontest #teamreadnosedreindeer

@StayCurious

Texreader So pretty!! 2y
Nute Lovely!💚🎄 2y
Cupcake12 I love this 💕 (edited) 2y
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Addison_Reads
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Yay! It's always a great day when the mailman brings something from a fellow Litten. 💚💚💚

@Texreader Thank you so much for sharing this book. Now I can finish up #ReadingEurope2020. 😍

@Librarybelle your thoughtfulness this time of year, and all year long, is heartwarming. 💞 you were my first Christmas card of the season. 🎄

Librarybelle So glad it arrived! 😁 2y
Texreader Yay!! Glad it arrived and it‘ll help you reach your goal! I hope you like it more than I did! It should find a good home. ☺️ 2y
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melissajayne
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thebacklistbook
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I could only fit the top part into the litsy frame. #realtree #christmas #mypagansoullovesthiseason

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Charityann
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coffees 11pts!! 12-22 pretty!! 3y
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Charityann
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This is my little tree - my “Sweet Dreams” tree. It‘s in the bedroom.😁🎄🎅🏻 #xmastreecontest #wintergames #tmskellington @Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

coffees 11pts!! 12-22 so cute!! i always wanted to have a miny tree :D 2y
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Cosyreader
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Finally getting round to this! Answers hidden below #wintergames #readnosedreindeer

Cosyreader 1. B
2. A
3. C
4. B
5. A
6. C
7. D
8. C
9. C
10. A
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StayCurious That's great! +11 2y
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Birdsong28
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1. 👆
2 I try and shop in shops as I work in retail so I like to support it but it's a double edge sword as I have no time because I work in retail so I do some online lol 😂
3. I listen to 'One more sleep till Christmas' from The Muppets Christmas Carol and me, mum and my brother have a buffet for tea.

4 @Schnoebs @Cinfhen @Caroline2 @Libby1 @Librarybelle

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Thanks for the tag @Andrew65 😘📚📖

Eggs Pretty tree ❣️🎄 Lovely tradition too. Thanks for joining in ❤️🎄❤️ 3y
Andrew65 Merry Christmas 😊 3y
Cathythoughts Beautiful tree ✨✨✨✨✨✨ 3y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3y
Librarybelle Such a pretty tree! Thanks for tagging me! 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Ornament with a frame

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+11 points (Wednesday total = 136 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️⛄️🎄 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Ornament given by a family member

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+11 points (Wednesday total = 125 points)

wanderinglynn ❤️⛄️🎄 3y
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EadieB
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Always shop online.
Christmas Eve I am usually last minute wrapping gifts.
Anyone who has not be tagged - consider yourself tagged!

@Andrew65 Thanks for tagging me! @Eggs #WondrousWednesday

@FantasyChick @StayCurious @Clwojick #WinterGames #JingleBallers - You are all tagged

Eggs Beautiful 🎄🎄🎄 3y
Andrew65 I hate wrapping presents, not sure if I‘m useless at it or just too impatient. 😂 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 Definitely not a man‘s thing! Guys have too many thumbs! 3y
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EadieB @Eggs Thanks! 3y
Andrew65 @EadieB So true! Same with ironing, give me any other job to do but not ironing! 🤯 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 That's why Permanent Press clothes are the best. Get them right out of the dryer as soon as they are dry and hang them up and you don't need to iron them. 3y
Andrew65 @EadieB A cunning plan! 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 I know all the tricks of the trade! 3y
FantasyChick I always wrap gifts on Christmad Eve! Thanks for the tag 😊 1pt 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Ornament I wish was lifesized - it's a Dairy Queen ice cream sandwich. 😋

#TeamFestivus #WinterGames #ChristmasTreeScavengerHunt

@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+11 points (Tuesday total = 153 points)

wanderinglynn Yum! 🙌🏻❤️🎄 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Ornaments with animals

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #ChristmasTreeScavengerHunt
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+11 points (Tuesday total = 142 points)

wanderinglynn ❤️🎄🐻 3y
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overtheedge
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1. B
2. A
3. C
4. B
5. B
6. C
7. D
8. C
9. C
10. D

StayCurious Looks good to me! +11 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Ornament that represents an important date

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #ChristmasTreeScavengerHunt
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+11 points (Monday total = 96 points)

wanderinglynn ❤️🎄💚 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Ornament that sparkles

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #ChristmasTreeScavengerHunt
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+11 points (Monday total = 85 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻⛄️🎄 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Finally got our tree up....only to have a row of lights go out. 😆😆

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #XmasTreeContest
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+11 points (Monday total = 74 points)

wanderinglynn Lovely! ❤️🎄💚 3y
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cwarnier
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#wintergames #teamfozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun
#5 is a complete guess- so I didn't give myself that point.
10 points

BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄🎄 3y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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wanderinglynn 🙌🏻⛄️🎉 3y
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EadieB
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FantasyChick So cute! 11pts 3y
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Charityann
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Selfie of me hanging the first ornament on the tree! 😊🎄#selfiescavengerhunt #wintergames #tmskellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

coffees 2pts!! Wait you mean I have to take down all the ornaments again 😂😂😂 3y
Charityann @Crimson613 I‘m just late putting up the tree.😊 How many points are each of the #selfiescavengerhunt things worth? 3y
coffees Oops, confused it with the festive one Orz 16pts!! 3y
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wanderinglynn
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The tree in my complex‘s community building. I love the blue with silver. ❤️🎄

#xmastreecontest #wintergames #TeamFestivus

Texreader Beautiful 3y
marleed It‘s so pretty. I recently spent 5 years of apartment living. I loved it. I was hoping to purchase a condo when I moved but that just didn‘t work in the timeframe and location I was looking. 3y
marleed Oh wait - @Texreader my apartment was at The Pearl on the Riverwalk in San Antonio so you may be familiar with it! 3y
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wanderinglynn @marleed I‘ve been living in apartments for more than 20 years. 😂 3y
marleed My SA apt was less than 2 miles from my office at Ft Sam Houston and I thought I was avoiding traffic. I had no idea how much I would love living in a public space! I really miss it - especially after 56 bags of leaves from my tiny city house! 3y
wanderinglynn @marleed 56 bags. Wow! Yes, no maintenance is one of the biggest perks. 👍🏻 3y
marleed And raking does not equate to a fair count of steps! If only I could have accounted for those bags in a BFC! 3y
Texreader @marleed ❤️❤️❤️ I love the Pearl and it‘s no wonder you loved it. It‘s not far from our house in Alamo Heights! Are you still in SA? 3y
veritysalter Gorgeous 🎄♥️ 3y
Barakzai Happy new year 3y
marleed @Texreader I left 2 years ago in 2017 to move to Kansas City - closer to my grown kids. I‘ll never get over those 5 great years of apt and no-winter living (directly 2 floors above The Twig bookshop overlooking the splash fountain and Pearl Park). I love Alamo Heights - that‘s where I found ‘my‘ H-E-B and Torchy‘s Tacos. And the SA library is the best! 3y
brit91 Beautiful 3y
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Suzze
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My book tree. Hope everyone‘s December is going well!!

Eggs Love this ♥️♥️ 3y
Julsmarshall Every year I say I‘m going to do this. Will this be the year?? 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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CaitZ 😃 3y
Texreader Yep 3y
coffees 6pts! ohhh that expression is so accurate xD 3y
Crazeedi Adorable! 3y
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mom2bugnbee
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I don't have a #booknook, so I took a picture of my current view from the couch, which is where I do most of my reading. Smuggled under my favorite blanket with college football on my TV!

#readinthenewyear @hermyknee

staci.reads Beautiful tree! 😍 3y
staci.reads Beautiful tree! 😍 3y
mom2bugnbee @staci.reads Thank you! Hubby always picks a beautiful one. He's an artist & has the eye for it. I just go along for the ride & nod. 😁 3y
Eggs Beautiful 3y
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staci.reads
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It's a quiet night before tomorrow's chaos. I hope all my Litsy family find moments to slow down and appreciate the simple joys of the season. I appreciate this community of readers so much! Happy Christmas, all!

CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄❤️ 4y
Daisey Merry Christmas! 4y
tracey38 Merry Christmas 3y
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tdrosebud
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OriginalCyn620
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#seasonsreadings #ochristmastree
Wishing my fellow Littens very happy holidays!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🎄💗 4y
RealLifeReading Lovely! Happy holidays! 🎄 4y
Avanders 😍😍 4y
CouronneDhiver You too! Great decor 4y
Bookzombie Love your tree! 🎄 4y
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MotionChickness
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The tree is finally up (just need the polar express set up...)and it‘s guardian has assumed his position.... usually can be found asleep under said tree, though.

JoScho Beautiful tree ❤️🎄 4y
MotionChickness @JoScho Thank you!! ♥️ 4y
CouronneDhiver Wow! It‘s gorgeous 4y
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OriginalCyn620
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Love my pink Christmas tree and it‘s pink lights! And my stack of books ornament! #seasonsreadings #festivaloflights

britt_brooke Pretty! 4y
BridgetteM Love it! 4y
vkois88 Gorgeous! 4y
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RadicalReader @OriginalCyn620 wonderful gorgeous tree love it 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it!! Where did you get your bookish ornament? ☺️ 4y
OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got it at Anthropologie! 4y
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Purrsistently
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CrowCAH Such a cute book tree!!! 4y
Naj Love this! 4y
tracey38 Book trees are so pretty! 4y
RavenLovelyReads I love that tree 😍 🌲 Also- I found you on IG! 🤓 4y
Purrsistently @RavenLovelyReads thanks! And fun! 😅 4y
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Jerdencon
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Not book related but my view last night! #rockefellercenter #chrsitmasinnyc

RadicalReader @Jerdencon wonderful photo Christmas honestly has some of the prettiest sights to capture from nature 4y
Cathythoughts Amazing view 🎉 4y
LauraBeth Beautiful! I used to work right THERE for years and hated it this time of year because of the crowds. I regret that I didn‘t realize how truly beautiful it was! 4y
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AmyG I will miss Christmas in NYC this year. I loved seeing the tree and the store window displays. 4y
Djspens Beautiful view! 4y
RadicalReader @Jerdencon best part of Christmas lights is being able to admire them and take some phenomenal photographs 4y
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Callemarie
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After 5 years together, Ryan and I's first Christmas tree.

CouronneDhiver Beautiful 💚❤️💚❤️ 4y
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sammisho
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Lots of bookish 🎁🎁🎁 under the tree this year for my kiddos. Addi asked for Wonder. We also got her all the illustrated HP editions and a few other HP inspired gifts. And Luke is getting a boxed set of Captain Underpants and Dogman. #jingleshelves @bookloo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

bookloo Ooo. ☺️ 5y
LeahBergen Wonderful! ❤️ 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your paper!!! 😊💕💚 5y
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OriginalCyn620
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1. Mine and my daughters‘ “Chris”mas tree! 🎄
2. 1, maybe 2 🤞🏻
3. My olive green bullet journal 📒
4. Diet Coke and popcorn at the movies 🍿
5. US - Raleigh, NC 🇺🇸
#HumpDayPost @MinDea

RadicalReader @CynthiaF.Buck so true!! Next year could try photos of Criss Angel on a tree too 5y
Godmotherx5 Fun & creative. I love that you posted a pic of your tree. 5y
MinDea Oh my gosh. This. Is. Amazing. 😆😆😊😊😊😍😍 5y
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MinDea
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Wow. This ornament is AWESOME!!! Thank you so much @MayginReads !!! I love it. The white really stands out on our tree 😊 As you can see it is still pretty empty, but filling up because of all the generous and kind Littens that have sent me something for it, like you. Thank you 🤗 ❤💚💙💛💜

#ThankYou #AwesomeLitten #Blessed

MayginReads You're so very welcome! I'm so glad you like it. I wasn't sure how'd the white "snow" would go over. It looked better in the picture for the pattern. I'm so glad it helps it pop on the tree. ? Yay Christmas! 5y
MinDea @MayginReads I love it!!! You can send me ornaments any time!! Thanks again. So thoughtful and so sweet of you to make one for me. I appreciate it so much! 🤗 5y
MayginReads Aw, thank you! ☺️ 5y
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eraderneely
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Day 16: I know I‘ve been terrible about posting photos for #decktheshelves lately. Sorry, real life got in the way.
I won‘t have a real Christmas tree until I get to my parents on Friday, so this is the best I can do.

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MatchlessMarie
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My dearest son got excited when he saw some of the blue foil shreds I was using to pack with some Christmas gifts and decided to use it as tinsel. It‘s staying for now. 😆 That boy loves decorating for the holidays. 💕 #ShowUsYourTree #DeckTheShelves

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whatsthEStorey
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We started putting our tree up on these crates a few years ago when we found that our elderly pit bull and my mother in law's vintage crystal ornaments were a poor fit. Now I make a different diorama underneath our tree every year. #showusyourtree #decktheshelves @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

ReadingSusan Pretty! 5y
Coco Omg I love that idea!!! 5y
whatsthEStorey @Coco many an ornament has been saved this way! 5y
whatsthEStorey @ReadingSusan Thank you! 😊 5y
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Christinak
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The tree is up but won‘t be decorated till our daughter comes home from college next week.

#decktheshelves #showusyourtree