Sunday, December 19, 2010

Family Tree

About six years ago, we started getting a extra little Christmas tree to put in the family room, in addition to our big Christmas tree that goes into the living room in front of the house. The tree is adorned with silver balls and a silver sterling star tree topper. My favorite part is the ornaments which are picture frames with black and white photos of each member of our family. It starts with our great grand parents, to our parents, to us and our children, our siblings and their children, and last but not least, our grand-children. It even has some of the pets we have had throughout the years. I would like to add our aunts, uncles and their children to the tree someday. I have to tell you, it is a process finding small enough faces to fit into the small picture frames (I have not learned how to shrink a picture to fit... should probably learn).

When we gather for the Christmas holiday, I've noticed everyone gravitates to the family tree. Right now, it is a five year generation tree and with time, our little tree will grow as our family does.

I look forward every year to put this tree up!


  1. This is the time of year to bring about such wonderful, poignant, happy memories. What a fantastic idea. The tree looks beautiful.

    Have a joyous Christmas.

  2. What a wonderful way to have a "Family Tree"

    Love and Hugs and Merry Christmas and blessing on you and yours.

    Wanda Mom, and Pastor Dad

  3. What a beautiful creation your heritage tree is Angela.

  4. is it not funny how great minds think alike we too have a family tree and yes I certainly agree that it is hard to find photos that fit those frames. I am still working on collecting and finding frames for them!
    your family tree is beautiful just as your family is

    hugs and love to you and I hope to see you soon