By special request, here are some photos of my Christmas tree!
I like that fact that it is skinny – most Christmas trees are much wider, but a skinny tree is a definite plus in a Vancouver-sized apartment! Notice that the star on the top touches the ceiling (and to even get the star onto the tree required bending down the top branch of the tree!) – I couldn’t have a taller tree if I tried!
I seem to have far fewer ornaments than I remember, which means either there is a box of ornaments around somewhere that I haven’t looked or they were an unintended causality of the Great Purge of ‘061. But I do want to share with you a few of my favs that were in the box of ornaments that I was able to find.
Baking with my mom and sister2 was a big part of my childhood, so this is probably my favourite ornament. It’s a gingerbread girl who is baking gingerbread cookies – so meta! – and I got her in 19883 from my parents4.
This Garfield has sat on the branch of my Christmas trees for as far back as I can remember:
Like virtually every other biological sciences undergrad, I thought I was going to be an MD when I grew up – hence this ornament that my sister gave me in 19945:
Another gift from my sister was this Hop on Pop ornament, from the Dr. Seuss classic of the same name. I loved that book when I was a kid because it featured two kids (which I equated to my sister and me) and a daddy with a big belly (which I equated to my dad). I can’t remember what year my sis gave me this one, but it was recent!
Note that the photos don’t really do my tree justice- you’ll have to come over to see it to really have an appreciation for it!
- To fill it out a bit, I bought the blue glass ball ornaments and the beaded garland. [↩]
- and, at Christmas time, my Aunt Wendy [↩]
- the year is written on her apron, which you can’t see in this photo [↩]
- my sister got an identical ornament and so mine has a sticker on it to be able to tell whose was whose. Because for some reason that matter to us when we were 11 and 13 [↩]
- which would have put me in grade 12 [↩]