Today I wanted to share the story behind one of the Christmas decorations that goes up at my house every year. The little table top tree pictured below is actually one that sat in my grandparent’s living room when I was a little girl. The bubble lights are built into it and were the only decorations the little tree needed. I used to sit and just watch it, transfixed by the motion of those beautiful lights. To me it was like magic.
Years later, when my grandparents were gone and we were cleaning out their home, my sister beat me to the punch and laid claim to that tree. Then, several years later, she told me she hadn’t ever been able to get it to work, but couldn’t bear to throw it out. Knowing I was a collector of family memorabilia, she asked if I wanted it. Of course I jumped at the chance to have it, if merely for the nostalgia of it. But imagine my delight when I got it to work again. It is beginning to show it’s age (it is over 50 years old!!) but I still love looking at it and watching the merry bubble lights, just as I did at my grandmother’s all those years ago.
And now a Christmas card from me to you