- Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree
We didn’t get this tree in the 80s but it is over 10 years old. We got it before Lee was born so it has a lot of memories for us. Lee couldn’t wait so we had the tree up and decorated before Thanksgiving. I took these photos on Sunday after I cleaned my camera. I still don’t have the right cleaning kit but so far it’s working okay, the q tips, alcohol and dust remover seems to do the trick.
The first thing that went up was the faceless straw angel, and she is holding my mom’s memorial Christmas ornament. It will be 5 years this January since her passing.
Then I received a gift from the Hospice of Catawba Valley after my mom passed away. It is a handcrafted porcelain ornament and if you hang the ornament in the window, light will shine through its intricate design. The Hospice team are very caring people and it was very thoughtful of them to send this to our family.
This ornament was given to us back in 1997, not sure if the giver would remember it.
Lee grew up with the sesame street gang, Big bird and Elmo.
She collects these along the way.
Her latest collection is the RV.
And several porcelain angels hanging on the tree.
Her Halloween mask is still up.
So where are the 80s Christmas decorations? Here are some of the original ornaments that came with the tree. Bo had won this Christmas Tree at the March of Dime auction at the hospital over 10 years ago.
And so far 2 gifts underneath the tree.
Last Sunday was the first night we lit the Christmas tree.