Christyule: a combination of Christmas and Yule. My family celebrates both, and I don't want to call our tree a "holiday tree" (there is a time and place to be politically correct, but not in the home I think!) so I made up a word. :)
|The angel on top of our tree|
|Cross stitch ornament saying "Peace on Earth" that I made several years ago.|
|A sleepy squirrel.|
|Kermit. I think he's my mom's favorite thing on the tree.|
|My mom's angel.|
Years ago someone in our Girl Scout troop made angels for/of everyone. You can't tell in this lighting, but the hair on mom's angel is gray.
|The angel for/of me. You can tell because the hair isn't gray.|
As I recall, there was one Christmas where the angels of/for mom and myself fell off the tree. So I guess we're fallen angels.
|An ornament with my old school shield on it. (It's different now.)|
|Perhaps my favorite. It's a star that a friend made when I was younger.|
The star seems somehow Pagan to me. :)
|The tree, in all its glory!|