Tree #1 is the only tree that I struggled to name. This is the tree that denies no ornaments or colors. This tree is full of traditions, memories and presents, making it the most classic type of Christmas tree around.
The Classic Tree
This is the first time I've ever used colored lights, and I must say, I'm happy with the result. Since I'm so edited with color everywhere else in my house, I decided to say yes to color here.
Without a doubt, my ornament obsession began with my aunt (twice).
Each Thanksgiving, for 21 years, I would receive a needlepoint ornament from her. While some of the needlepoint patterns she picked for me are the classic Santas and snowmen, others reflect a part of my childhood – my cat Stinky, a ballet slipper and even a Sigma Kappa heart from when I pledged. These needlepoints are my keepsakes, and I know when I have children – I want to carry on her fabulous tradition.
The other ornament collection my aunt got me to love is the Kansas City Mayor's Christmas Tree ornaments. While this wasn't something I received from her every year, they meant enough that I now brave Crown Center Mall is acquire my annual treasure.
Sure, I have other collections on this tree now, but these are definitely the 2 that started my holiday passion. Thank you, Kathy.