Festive is the theme for PJ’s December photo challenge. And I wasn’t short on ideas. Granted, they are fairly traditional, but I hope you like them.
The above ornament can be found on my festive Christmas tree, which will be up until the 12th day of Christmas, January 6th….or until I get the motivation to tear it apart and take it down. Notice the festive handmade decoration, courtesy of five-year-old Peanut.
And now, the pièce de résistance….the Magic Tree. Every year this bare tree is transformed with 15,000 incandescent mini lights, 15,000 LED lights and 7,500 color changing LED lights by a local man who calls himself Will Treelighter. For you math magicians, that’s more than 37,500 lights. Wrapping the tree in lights takes about 40 hours, and Mr. Treelighter does it during the off hours from his day job. He calls it a a senseless act of beauty.
But wait…there’s more! A bonus entry because, technically, the *festive* season lasts until January 6th.
December is also the month for birthdays in our family. Peanut’s big brother, The Golfer and Mom all celebrated another year. While we do try and separate birthdays from Christmas, inevitably the lines sometime get a little blurred. But they didn’t ask to be born in the middle of the holiday hoopla, so we do our best to make them feel like Christmas isn’t running over them.
PJ has some other festive links over at A ‘lil Hoohaa. Check them out!
I hope everyone has festive—but safe—New Year’s celebrations.
And yes, this is the daily double post for Tuesday, Dec. 31st. A very busy meme day in the blogosphere.