Christmas Trees Around the World

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Welcome to Christmas Trees Around the World, my first adventure in spreading peace and joy during the holiday season. I got this idea from all the great photos on Facebook that people are sharing of their Christmas trees and decorations. What fun!

Although I do not celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, (we are Buddhist) I have put up a Christmas tree in my home here in Colorado to celebrate our first Christmas in the mountains.

I thought it would be a great way to share photos of our Christmas trees with the rest of the world and see how other people observe the holiday. Traditional or just plain fun, share your photos!

Here’s an example of a tree I found on Facebook from 3dfirstaid Visual Architecture Magazine

If you would like to join in, please do a ping-back to this post. A ping-back is when you copy the HTTP:// address of this blog post and place it on your own post.

All you have to do is your own post called, Christmas Trees Around the World. Share a photo of your Christmas tree and any decorations that you enjoy. Make sure to say where you live so we can see how people around the world celebrate. Link your post to mine and we are on our way!

On the winter solstice, December 22, 2015, I will do a wrap-up of all our Christmas tree photos of those that participated. Bottom line… have fun and spread Christmas joy!

Our first Christmas tree in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Here is my Mini-Christmas village that my children and grandchildren loved setting up each year when they were home. This year, I set it up by myself. Although Sugar and Spice, my Pomeranians did cheer me on.

This is my favorite Christmas ornament. I bought this in the early 1980’s in England when I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath, UK. It was imported from behind the Berlin Wall back in the days when the wall still stood. It represents freedom to me still today.

I can’t wait to see all of your Christmas trees!

Thanks for stopping by. I sure enjoyed spending time with you!

Take Care

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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132 Comments

  1. Nice one. I’m going to be away for Christmas this year so probably won’t put up a tree at home. I never put it up before the Solstice and we’re leaving before that so I’ll enjoy seeing other people’s trees.

  2. Beautiful decorative trees… 🙂

  3. They are beautiful! The one that looks like a dress is too funny!

  4. That dressed tree is wonderful! Happy Holidays~

  5. Reblogged this on the red ant and commented:
    Christmas Tree challenge by Silver Threading. This is sweet, we’ll definitely participate. 🙂

  6. Thanks, gorgeous post! 🙂

  7. We’re buying our Christmas tree to tomorrow, and it will be as gaudy as ever! I just love colored lights. If I get a good photo,I’ll definitely participate in the challenge!

  8. Lovely tree and I think I spot some presents underneath already! We haven’t got our tree up yet, next weekend I think. My son can’t wait any longer than that. We make a real festive time of it,Christmas music, a glass of port (not for my son you understand!) ,some chocolate and lots of discussion regarding placing of ornaments. I will take. Photo and do a post of it if I can and also try to link to yours. Thanks for the detailed instructions, I’ve never done ping back and will see if I can get it to work!

  9. Peace and light Colleen. I like the clever Christmas tree mannequin and I love the pictures of your tree and the special ornament from when you were over here.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  10. Love your photos. I’ve seen a few made out of books that I would imagine would be right up my alley. I live alone and don’t tend to put up formal decorations…

    • I wish you were here, Olga. I would help you do the tree of books. I love those pictures and have seen them too. I am glad I put the decorations up this year. It makes the season feel special and different. That is a good feeling. 💗🌲🎅

  11. Beautiful executed!

  12. Sparkles! Love ’em.

  13. Love it! I’m about to post mine. I couldn’t find my Christmas jumper, and I ruined the Christmas vibe standing in front of the tree! Maybe I’ll jump into the shot next time 😉 Oh, and by the way, I might be behind, but I have my Writer’s Quote Wednesday prepared this week…yay! 😀

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  16. Your tree looks lovely Colleen, and that little village is beautiful. I love that Christmas tree dress photo you found on Facebook, I saw that and wanted that tree! I will be posting mine tomorrow 🙂

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  18. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Colleen has come up with a brilliant feature from now until December 22nd.. Christmas Trees around the world.. Why not join in and share your Christmas decorations.. head over to the post to get the full info.. a lovely thought and I will also share some of those who have already participated. Happy holidays.

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  21. I am trying to figure out how to send you a book via Amazon. Would you prefer a hard copy? If you give me an address I’ll have a friend in the states send it. My email is jubob2@hotmail.com.

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  23. It’s a lovely tree, Colleen. And a truly beautiful idea! Mega hugs.

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  27. What a cool idea! I can’t wait to see what everyone else does for Christmas! Your tree is beautiful! We have some work to do on our tree this year.

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  30. Hi Colleen. Our tree is finally up and I’ve created a pingback to your post. I’m loving your 1980s decorations. Angela, my Christmas tree Angel, is also from the 1980s. I only wish I had kept all the other decorations from back then.

    Great challenge, and thank you for hosting it.
    xx

    • Thanks, Hugh. This is all because of you! You made Christmas fun again. I split up all the decorations I had with my 5 kids so they each had ornaments from when they were growing up. Back then, we used to hang tinsel. I also had beautiful beads I draped over the branches. Now I have all bronze and gold. Next year, I want to add some Silver. 💗👼🎅🌲

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  33. I love that you don’t personally celebrate Christmas but still can have fun with it and are interested in seeing others ways. I am the same, I love a menorah or a tree or a pagan solstice lantern walk. It is all beautiful to me and I love learning about and enjoying others cultures and festivities. Peace!

  34. Love this little feature. My post will be up in about 7 hours…

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  40. Here is one I saw on Tuesday: http://silverthreading.com/2015/12/06/christmas-trees-around-the-world/
    And I will take a picture today of our tree at school. It looks beautiful and I think you will like it.

  41. Here’s another tree I love. Again, a friend’s, not my own! http://judydykstrabrown.com/2015/12/18/another-mexican-xmas/

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  45. Great idea Colleen. I’ve been meaning to take part in this for a few days now. Late to the party here is my tree. https://dorneawhale.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/christmas-trees-around-the-world/ x

    • Dorne, I love your Christmas trees! I agree, the starkness of the branches and their forms are just fascinating! Did you cut your trees or are they still growing? Thanks for sharing your lovely trees! I love the rosy lights! 💗🎅🎄👼

      • They’re artificial Colleen. Very life-like I think. A few folk have mistaken them for real trees. Glad you liked and thanks for having this brilliant idea.
        Sorry I’ve been absent from Writer’s Quote…so much going on at present. x

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  47. I want you to see my post for Hugh’s challenge I included a Quan Yin and pan in my multicultural decorations. https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/angels-for-charity-tree-topper-photo-challenge/

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  50. Another Christmas tree for you Colleen 🙂
    http://collinesblog.com/2015/12/20/window-dressing/
    I will see what I can find for you today 🙂

  51. Hi Colleen. Here is a post with a picture of my tiny tree and others from a tree festival in my hometown:
    https://thebeespeak.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/Christmas-tree-festival/

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  58. My favorite Christmas trees are natural spruce still in the ground in the woods, surrounded by fireflies. 🙂

    THanks for the cheery pictures.

  59. Love the Christmas Trees! Especially the one with dress!

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