We are one day closer to Christmas! Today's ornament spotlight showcases an adorable little Santa that brings me joy every time I glance his way. He is located front and center on my tree as he encompasses the peaceful, cozy vibe I would like my tree emanate. Is it just me, or does it appear that his cute little beard it flowing in the wind? And those wooden legs. Doesn't get much cuter than that. But its his sweater and hollyberries on his hat that takes him to the next level of cuteness. #adorbs What about you? What ornament is front and center on your tree?
Greetings Santa fans! It's that time of year all the small towns across America are holding their Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. My small town's tree lighting event is this evening. I will try and post pics tomorrow!
Yesterday's ornament spotlight, I took it back to the woodland creature collection. Today, I'm taking it back to my cute Santa collection. This little guy brings rustic charm to my tree. His body is made of pine cone while his arms, legs, hat, and fluffy beard is made of sparkling felt. He comes bearing an adorable pint sized wreath dusted with snow. I think he looks ready for Christmas. What do you think?
Greetings fellow ornament lovers! Today's spotlight ornament is very near and dear to my heart. As you can see, the ornament is a pickle. Yes, a pickle! Some of you may have already heard about this old tradition, but for those of you who have not, well, the lid explains it all! The Christmas Pickle makes its appearance every year on Christmas Eve. It is hidden somewhere deep within the tree, and the child who finds it receives a special gift on Christmas morning. My daughter loves this tradition. Her elf, Gumdrop Lollipop, brought it as a present a few years ago, and it has been an annual tradition ever since.
The lid says this is an old German tradition. You can find all kinds of fun legends and myths about how this tradition began on the internet. I'm not sure if anyone really knows how the Christmas Pickle came about, but I say pick the story that speaks to you the most to pass down to your children or grandchildren. I discovered the Christmas Pickle when I was a little girl touring the Belle Meade Mansion during their annual Century of Christmas. That tour must have made a huge impression on me as a young girl, because I still remember how beautifully decorated the plantation was. But what really stuck was the finale, getting to see what a real Victorian Christmas tree would have looked like. It was gorgeous, and unlike the Christmas trees I was accustomed to. I specifically remember seeing an orange and a pickle on the tree. I was so curious. Why on earth would someone put an orange or pickle on a Christmas tree??? Turns out the pickle was an age old tradition, and the orange was a sweet treat during a time of year when fruit was scarce. Gifts sure have changed through the generations!
I found my pickle at Dillard's a few years ago, so I do not know if you can still find them there. However, you may have luck with Amazon or Etsy. What do you think of the Christmas Pickle tradition?
Greetings! If you read yesterday's blog, you know that I love my Christmas tree ornaments. Specifically little Santa's and woodland creatures. Yesterday, I posted a little Santa ornament that warms my soul with nostalgic vibes. It reminds me of an ornament that would have adorned my tree as a child. If you haven't seen it, check out my post from yesterday.
Today I decided to showcase one of my favorite woodland creatures, a hedgehog! He may be small, but he makes a mighty impact on my tree. Just as cute as a real life hedgehog (Have you ever seen a picture of one? They are the cutest. Look it up on Pinterest!), this little dude is handsome as can be. For the life of me I can't remember where I picked him up, but chances are I got him at Hobby Lobby or Cracker Barrel. I love their ornaments! Let me know what you think! Do you have any woodland creatures on your tree??? Thanks for reading!
Happy Holidays from Bee Visual Events. I love this time of year, but the holiday season never seems official until I have put my Christmas tree up adorned with all of the ornaments that I have carefully collected over the years. I typically put my tree up the day before Thanksgiving. I know some people who refuse to assemble their trees until the first day of December, and others who simply cannot wait until Halloween is over so that they can get their household into the spirit. I personally say no rules and no judgments when it comes to decorating for any holiday. If it brings you joy, put the tree up whenever you feel ready!
One reason why I love my tree so much, is because I have hand selected each ornament. I really enjoy seeing pictures people post of their trees every year because it is a little peak inside that person's soul. No two trees are ever the same! I have friends whose tradition is to go find a real tree every year. I, on the other hand, am a pre-lit fake tree kind of gal. As far as ornaments go, I love woodland creatures. I can't get enough of them on my tree. I also love cute Santa's.
Since I love seeing everyone else's trees, I have decided to showcase some of my favorite ornaments to honor the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The ornament I have chosen to showcase for December 1st is a very nostalgic Santa holding a little Christmas tree dusted with a bit of glitter. He is nothing fancy, but it reminds me of an ornament that would catch my eye as a child. I honestly cannot remember where I picked him up, but he brings me joy when I look at him. What are some of your favorite ornaments? When do you put up your tree? Do you prefer a real tree or fake? I would love to read your comments! Thanks for Reading!