Tuesday: To Tree, or Not to Tree, That is the Question.

4 Dec

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ”
― Norman Vincent Peale
I couldn’t decide whether to put up my Christmas tree this year. It’s been a very challenging year and I’m not feeling too festive these days. It’s not a big, elaborate tree, but it has special meaning. So, I decided to take the plunge. My dear friends, the TOTS- Table of Talent Sisters- collaborated a few years ago to decorate a tabletop tree for a high school fundraiser. Everyone made dozens of beautiful handmade ornaments. We ended up buying our own tree and dividing up the ornaments. I was the lucky one who got to keep the actual tree. Every year, I’ve added more handmade ornaments made by friends. I call it my TOTS tree. Yes, I needed my tree!
To tree or not to tree, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Glitz and Glitter of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of decorations
And by opposing end them: to tinsel, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Chocolate chip cookies
That Flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To bake, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; (Visions of sugarplums) Aye, there’s the rub,…


4 Responses to “Tuesday: To Tree, or Not to Tree, That is the Question.”

  1. jo December 4, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    Glad you did.

  2. KidazzleInk.com December 4, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    I’m so pleased you decided to put it up Toni. I think it sometimes helps to lift our spirits when we do something fun even….if we aren’t quite passionate about doing so initially. Good on you and I’m so pleased I got to share in it too. Thank you. Are the ornaments painted with that lovely artistry of yours. I’d love to see some photos of them as well. Anyway your tree is just lovely.

  3. Dan Hennessy December 5, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    I agree .

  4. gilda December 9, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Good decision! Always have a tree or nativity…’TIS THE SEASON! FELIZ NAVIDAD!!

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