We love the sparkle of a good Christmas tree. We make decorations every year, our tree is the epitome of perfection, every shiny ornament in place. We desperately try to hold out until December first before we put up the tree but we almost never make it, lol. By mid-November we usually have the three plastic bins upstairs and we're unpacking all the ornaments, pressing & reassembling bows and fixing any damage that happened throughout the year of storage. Then by the last week of November the tree is somehow glowing in a corner of the living room! It's an anomaly, I think elves put it up when we're not looking. ;o)
Isn't Christmas great though?? Here's a sweet little Christmas story. A few years ago I was talking to a male friend of mine (happily married to his high school sweetheart) about cool romantic gestures. He admitted that he did do one thing that his wife didn't even know about. Because she didn't even know, he wasn't sure it counted as a romantic gesture, I disagreed. You tell me what you think...
Every Christmas my friend was the one who went up into the attic and got the decorations for his wife. Then after Christmas, he put them all back into that same attic space like a good husband would. What his wife still doesn't know is that every year for the past 20 years, right after Christmas, her husband goes shopping for something extra special. He wraps it up in a pretty box and hides the gift in the Christmas decorations up in the attic. The present stays up there throughout the year and he gets those decorations down again with the wrapped present still hidden. He then sneaks it under the tree, pretending it's a newly purchased present. For 20 years he's done this. This is his thought... in case he dies sometime BEFORE the next Christmas, he knows his wife would be the one to get the decorations from the attic and find the last present her loving husband ever bought her. He loves her that much. I think he wins the best husband of the year badge.
Anyway, on to Christmas art. It's gonna be a good year. I do so love this time, so much happiness and good cheer.
If you'd like to see the other entries I've done for AEDM, just click on the pictures below to be taken to the requisite post. Talk to you all soon, and here's wishing you a very early Merry Christmas. :o)
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If you're looking for The Artist's Play Room for this week, just click here and scroll down to the end of the post to read all about this week's theme,CHRISTMAS, and add your artwork to the Mr. Linky.