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Here’s What’s on Top of My Christmas Tree – What’s on Yours?

Hugh and Angela, over at Hugh’s Views & News, are trying to raise money for charity. For each person who posts about what’s on top of his Christmas tree, Hugh will donate £1. Please  be sure to take a trip over to his blog and if you choose to participate, create a pingback to Hugh’s blog. He does a great job of explaining how to do just that, if you need a helping hand.

Here is the angel who has held the place of honor on top of our tree for some years now. We follow a rotation to determine who gets to put her up there, which usually requires us to look at last year’s pictures because we can never remember. This year, CJ (5 years old) picked her up and shook her a little. He looked at the cord and plug and announced, “This needs to be charged!”


IMG_2189Here are some of my favorite ornaments. The blonde yarn doll and Ziggy are from my childhood.

We have lived in this house for 19 years and one of the things we were very excited about when we first moved in was that we had a fireplace to hang the stockings. Over the years the stocking have changed and up until a few years ago we had settled on a set of stockings- all variations of the same style. And then one went missing. We know it’s one of the kids’ stockings and he swears he did put it back with the decorations after emptying it but it was nowhere to be found. We were faced with the daunting task of choosing replacements for everyone. This was the first time I let the kids take part in the choice. (With 3 children, you tend to limit their input on certain decisions when you know it can get sticky.) Kris, Tanner and I headed out, all optimistic that we were up for the challenge and would easily agree on new stockings. Luck was not on our side and as we went from store to store, our spirits dropped. There were slim pickings and we honestly could not find 5 similar stockings. We finally made our way to Hobby Lobby and found more stockings than any other store had held. Well, we were excited until we took a closer look and saw what was left. They were quite lavish and ornate and elegant and SO NOT US! We tried to get a common color scheme or style. No luck. Finally we decided to just pick 5 different stockings. We did not care what they looked like. The uglier the better. That was a few years ago and last year we added a new obnoxious stocking to the fold along with a cute snowman stocking for CJ. (I apologize to anyone who looks at the picture and thinks, “Kat’s crazy. Those stockings are awesome!” They probably are. They just really aren’t us.) Here is a picture from our first year of the new stockings (2011). Just imagine one more “fancy” stocking plus two cute snowman stockings and a puppy stocking. Yeah, it’s quite the line up.


I hope you will consider joining me in helping Hugh’s cause. To learn more about it, please read it at Tell Me What’s On Top Of Your Christmas Tree and Help Me Raise £250 for Charity

What’s on the top of your tree? Why not show us?