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.
 

 

8 comments:

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!
Ruth

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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