Christmas will be here in a couple of weeks. It's a time to be with family and friends. It's also a time to remember loved ones who are no longer here. One way I do that is by displaying decorations that are very sentimental to me.
My grandparents lived one street from me. We had a path through woods to their house. For many years I decorated their tree with their fragile, antique balls and other objects including a fish! Christmas decorations were kept upstairs in a closet area only about four feet high. It was uncomfortable and back breaking to get all the boxes out but I loved seeing all the decorations. I have her tree decorations. Every year I put them on a little tree I bought. They mean so much to me and bring back wonderful memories.
They also had antique Santas and a snowman which I display now.
Another special thing is the figurines of baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary, the three wise men and more. I bought the stable, tree and Mary figurine and the rest were my grandparents'.
My father was always making something in his workshop. He made deer out of logs and sticks. A log was used for the body with four holes drilled underneath for legs to be inserted. Twigs for antlers and gumballs for eyes. Cute!
He also made a tall outdoor Christmas tree by welding rods to a metal stand. Strings of lights are strung on the rods. My brother puts it up every year in my yard.
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