From the big, full Christmas trees decorated tastefully to
the Charlie Brown Christmas trees decorated with nostalgia.
(My Christmas trees are usually of the Charlie Brown variety.)
In reality each year, they all are a comforting gathering place for family mementoes.
My camera technique fits in with the Charlie Brown nature of this little gathering.
Decorations, wrapping, cards not yet written and a few gifts cover my dining room table.
Preparing for Christmas has in the past been a time of great sorrow.
Today, honouring those gone before allows these festive preparations to be uplifting.
“Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year ~
and yet, for all that, when it speaks, it’s voice has strong authority.”