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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 were sharing of their Christmas trees and decorations. What fun!
Happy Winter Solstice! Today is December 22, 2015, the shortest day of the year! Please visit The Telegraph to get an update on today’s special event!
I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of goodwill and cheer that has been spread throughout our corner of the blogosphere! There is something so good and true (maybe even old-fashioned) about stepping into each other’s homes and enjoying each other’s Christmas trees and decorations! It reminded me of Christmas caroling when I was young and how fun it was visiting old friends!
We had trees from all over the world! Austraila, Mexico, Lichenstein, The United Kingdom, including many states in the United States. Some of my friends even added extra photos of trees that captured everyone’s imagination. I lost count at 32 Christmas trees! I think I have used up all the photo storage on my blog! 😀
In my opinion, we made Christmas brighter for many because we shared our traditions, our memories, and our dreams, by having them all on display through our own personal celebrations of the holidays. Thank you for inviting me and everyone else into your home!
As promised, here are names of the blogs that participated and an accompanying photo from each participant. I really hope you will visit their blogs because there are additional photos for you to see and enjoy! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
A Georgian Christmas tree, an American illustration from 1836
Oh, and Silver says to remember to share a photo of “What’s on Top of Your Tree,” and Hugh from Hugh’s Views and News will donate £250 for The Dogs Trust.
Here’s how you can all join in and help Angela, Macy, Toby and I raise £250 for The Dogs Trust.
1. Take a photo of what sits on top of your Christmas tree.
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge.”
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to this post or leave a link to your post in the comments section below so that other participants can view your post.
I will donate £1 to The Dogs Trust for every Christmas Tree Topper photo that is posted here on Planet Blog up to a maximum of £250. The challenge is open until Tuesday 5th January 2016 and I will publish a post on Twelfth Night, January 6th, showcasing everybody who participated in the challenge and letting you all know how much we all managed to raise.
Whilst I will be making the donation, please do not hesitate in making your own donation to The Dogs Trust and let me know about it by leaving details in the comments section. There’s absolutely no pressure in making a donation but please do consider joining in the fun and showing us all what sits on top of your Christmas tree. Please click on the link below to make any donations directly to The Dogs Trust.
Thank you all again for making our Christmas happy and bright!
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.