You caught a glimpse of this tree the other day; it's right behind where Zim and I were having a little Christmastime fun! It's filled with some old ornaments and some new ones - it's the tree we hung our special mini mitten ornament from Mollie and Mitch and other ornaments friends have sent us!
I was a lot of help decorating it.
|"Snuggle in right here, Sock Monkey!"|
I kept the Sock Monkey out of trouble over by the fireplace while Mom put everything else on the tree. Let's look at some of the ornaments!
|Deer ornament from Germany|
I showed you the Lab ornament the other day; we also have a Beagle one:
|Beagle ornament, for the Beagles in Mom's life|
Mom grew up with Beagles, so they're very special to her. We also have some husky-like ornaments:
To keep the real meaning of Christmas in the forefront, we have this near the top of the tree:
And topping the tree itself is a crown:
|Our grandma made the crown!|
One year, our mom's mom helped make a bunch of ornaments for the Chrismon trees at the church she attended; she made a couple extra crowns and this one is ours! A Chrismon tree is an evergreen tree filled with handmade ornaments that are Christian symbols. A crown at the top of the tree symbolizes that Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Let's step back and have a look!
|"Don't worry, Sock Monkey. You'll be safe up there!"|
Oh, I know what you're thinking. "So many things at snooter level!" Am I right? Don't worry - Zim and I have been trained to leave things alone that aren't ours. We wouldn't dream of messing with the tree - right, Zim? Besides, Mom seems to know when someone gets too close to the tree...
|"Hey! Hey, Sock Monkey! Wanna play?!?!|
Hey, what's with the bell?!?"
That's right. Mom still uses the brass bell from Germany as a "Zim Detection Device". As the saying goes, "Every time a bell rings, a Siberian is too close to the Christmas tree!" Ha woo. Works like a charm.
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!