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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

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Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.

The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.

Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.

When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.

She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

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  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.

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  2. 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!

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    1. 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. 💗🌲🎅

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  3. 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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    1. Yea, Mel! I am so excited. I am waiting to post a picture because I ordered new, cool glasses and want to share my photo when they come in. I am so glad to have you share. I am going to do a widget on my blog so that people can jump in and link up if they want to. ❤ ❤ ❤

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          1. I found the file, but it is too large to send by email. Perhaps Calibre will work if I can just download it again. This is hardly worth your time, but it is an education for me, if that is any consolation. Ha.

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          1. Every year our goal is to just get the tree done before Christmas Eve and every year it becomes more challenging than the last. We will see how this year turns out. 🙂 I’m feeling hopeful!

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  4. 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

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    1. 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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      1. I’m always buying new decorations for the tree, Colleen. We have so many of them now. I always feel rather sorry for the ones that go back in the box because there is no more room to display them. Oh well, there’s always next year…and more new ones to buy 🎅

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  5. 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!

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    1. 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! 💗🎅🎄👼

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      1. 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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    1. Oh, my goodness. That was a post from last year. What fun. That dress one was to die for. I did see a photo this year where a husband created shelves in a triangle design so his wife could display her Christmas village. It was outlined in pine boughs and resembled a Christmas Tree. Spectacular. Thanks for stopping by. ❤

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