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Post 3: Kristina Knight’s Hodgepodge Tree
This will come as a complete surprise to all of you, I’m sure, but I’m not completely organized at Christmas. I know! What? Kristina loves her planner and her lists and checking things off the lists! How can she not have an organized Christmas?
Okay, so maybe I do have an organized Christmas – we decorate at a certain time, and we bake at certain times, and I do try to have my shopping done by a certain time….but that is where the organization ends. I have friends that are organized right down to which bough of the tree which ornament goes on. And the ornaments are only certain colors and shapes and sizes.
My tree? It’s a hodgepodge of decorations from my childhood and Radioman’s and (of course) bebe’s! Here are a few of my favorite ornaments!
These are three of my favorite ornaments, and one has been on the tree for less than a week. It’s the one above – a family of owls hanging on the tree; bebe picked it out because, in her words, ‘now we’re like Pooh’s family, too’. She’s slightly obsessed with Pooh. I don’t know why.
And then there is the ornament to the right – which reminds me or a Norwegian Christmas. Not that I’ve visited Norway or Sweden or Finland..but I think they probably have white Christmases and I really want a true, white Christmas one of these days.
And then there are the plethora of bebe-personalized ornaments. I like the one to the left because it’s so her – she would wear a tiara every day of her life if we let her. What 4-year-old wouldn’t? But the colors are her and for whatever reason, each year it comes out of the box she sits on the floor and just holds it for a few minutes, watching. Tracing her little fingers over the letters.
So our tree is a hodge-podge of ornaments and memories…its the best kind of tree, I think. Although I really, really like the decorator version of trees – with bows and matching ornaments.
In my new book – Christmas in a Small Town, Levi and Camden don’t actually decorate a tree…but if they had, it would be a hodge—podge tree, too. Because hodge-podge trees bring back the memories, don’t you think?
What about you? What’s your favorite kind of tree decoration this time of year?
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Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she’s living her own happily ever after.
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