What is a Christmas tree if not a special messenger to the child in each of us? There it stands with its open branches so ready to bring us into the world of dreams and delight. We can smell the strong essence of earth and forest. We can see the deep green that symbolizes growth and fertility. We can feel renewed, as if life has just begun this very moment! There we sit in our living room playing board games with our family or watching our favorite holiday films. We laugh, we chatter, we joke around in excited tones. After all Christmas is so close! And while we are so focused on the day to day world our lovely Christmas tree can bring a magic to us that we can’t really see Yes, at another level our tree gifts us with an innocence and an imagination that we can’t touch but know is there.
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I recently had the pleasure of visiting the South’s largest Christmas ornament store in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Established 25 years ago, the Christmas Place is nestled near the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in the little east Tennessee town that celebrates Christmas year round, sporting streets lined with holiday lighting and Christmas decor. To call the Christmas […]
Tim and Beth Merck keep the spirit of German glass ornaments alive. The tradition of blown glass ornaments is known to have started in a small German town called Lauscha, sometime in the late 16th century. Originally, only glass balls were produced, but in 1847 Hans Greiner began producing glass ornaments in the shape of […]