I’ve never participated in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories before, so this will be fun for me this year. I won’t be doing all the days, but I’ll do some as I can. I am beginning to get in the Christmas spirit as I look at some of my old pictures, so this should be fun!
The theme for today, December 1 is “The Christmas Tree.” We are to discuss our family/ancestors’ Christmas tree. Well, I honestly have no idea what my ancestors did for Christmas trees – I’ll have to ask my parents about that one, but in my own family, most of the Christmas trees we had were when I was very young. I believe we had mostly artificial trees too..
Here is a picture of me in December 1977 at our apt in New York; I was two years old at the time. Can I just say that I LOVED the fact that our walls were pink and the trim blue??
Later in the day, we would go to my paternal grandmother’s house. Here I am at her house, posing.
My mother tells me that I walked in and said, “Hi! Where’s my present?” Well, at least I said Hi first :-). And, here is another picture from that day with my grandmother and aunt Ella. Looks like grandma’s tree was probably an artificial one?
My thoughts on Christmas trees now? I don’t do them; I just don’t have the inclination to put a tree up, decorate it, etc. I did try one year just for Kaleya, but the cats made it their personal playground, so that was nixed fairly quickly. Who knows, maybe in a few years I’ll come back around.