Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We interrupt this long-drawn out birth story to celebrate the birth of The One who came down from Heaven to save us.  Thank you Jesus... and Happy Birthday!

In a good year, I have difficulty decorating for Christmas.  It's not that I don't love Christmas, it's just that I don't always have space for... "Christmas".  This year with Ramona and all of Ramona's stuff added to the household (and me, not having the where-with-all to get it organized on time) it seems even tighter.  The acquisition of this idea has put an end to that problem... introducing the half-tree!  For the last few years I have been using this technique to save space (and my sanity).  An artificial tree with only half the branches put on, slid it up tight to the wall (or bookshelf).  We only brought up on box of "Christmas" too.  As you can see, the ornaments are sparse but our hearts are full.

I usually delight in composing my annual Christmas letter, picking a color scheme, and working on the layout.  This year was no different...  I happen to LOVE the black and white/simple paragraph style.  E-mail me if you would like the template... As you can see, the format is sparse, but our hearts are full.

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Merry Christmas to all! and to all... a good night!

1 comment:

Purva Brown said...

How very, very sweet! We have a small Christmas tree up as well. For the first time in my life - I have a plastic tree, but it's taking nothing away from the wonder of it for the kids. They love it and the best part is I'm not worried about them toppling it.

Merry Christmas to all of you!