Sunday, December 6, 2015

2015 Family Travels via the Christmas Tree

Our 2015 Christmas Tree is up.  It has taken a week to complete
due to our schedules and my health since Thanksgiving.
I have seen some beautifully decorated trees by friends on Facebook this season,
including a tree of all new crocheted whimsical characters.
Our Christmas tree is decorated with "memories."  Ornaments from travels, handcrafted by family and friends, and gifts -- all collected during our 45 years of marriage.
My blog post today is a summary of our 2015 travels on the tree,
 beginning with our spring break travels to Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Top: Hand painted Edelweiss Flower ornament purchased in Austria.
Below: Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

The next two are from the small country of Liechtenstein.

Below: Heidi from the Swiss Alps
In June we traveled with Glenn to San Antonio, TX for a meeting.
Below: The Alamo
This summer we took grandson, Peyton, on his first trip to
Philadelphia and New York City.
Bellow: The Liberty Bell
Fun memories of New York.

Below: ASnowman and a teapot shaped ornament from our fall break trip to Ireland.  

Our Christmas tree decorated in many memories.



relevanttealeaf said...

Your "Memory" Christmas Tree decorated with ornaments from family travels is beautiful, Linda! Hope you're feeling better.

Ruth W said...

Your tree is full of lovely memories! I do hope you are feeling better and are ready to cope with the Christmas season. Lovely tree!

Joy said...

What beautiful ornaments with special memories attached to each. I could never give up my tree full of memories fir one that is "designer coordinated"!

Patricia Miller said...

What a year you have had! I have only recently found your blog and was so enthralled with your travels that I went back a year to enjoy them with you. Thank you for your posts. Your tree is just lovely. Prayers for a better health.

Rosemary said...

Such fun to have unique ornaments with special memories associated with them! Pretty tree!

Angela McRae said...

I love how meaningful your tree is! What great memories!

martea said...

A tree decorated with meaningful ornaments is the most special kind of Christmas tree.
I love the trip down memory lane every year as each ornament is hung and it's origin recalled.

Marilyn Miller said...

You have a beautiful tree of memories! Thanks for sharing it with us.


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