Christmas Trees Around the World – A Christmas Sharing Event

Image credit: Princess Sassy Pants & Co. Facebook Page

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!

MELISSA BARKER-SIMPSON


THE NEW 3 R’S: RETIRE, RECHARGE, RECONNECT


EDWINA’S EPISODES


TANGENTAL


THE CURIOUS ARCHAEOLOGIST


A Georgian Christmas tree, an American illustration from 1836

LIFE LESSONS


KIMBOXIN


HUGH’S VIEWS & NEWS


LIFE LESSONS


BUT I SMILE ANYWAY…


ANNETTE ROCHELLE ABEN


JENNIFER NICHOLE WELLS


A MOMMA’S VIEW


KYROSMAGICA


BOOK CHAT


COLLINE’S BLOG


LIFE LESSONS


COLLINE’S BLOG


WRITE DORNE – PUTTING LIFE INTO WORDS


LIFE LESSONS


LIGHT WORDS


COLLINE’S BLOG


THE BEESPEAK


DAILY ECHO


PERSPECTIVES ON… LIFESTYLES & LEISURE


MEANINGS & MUSINGS


LIFE LESSONS


ERIKA KIND


IDAHO BLUEBIRD


WILLOWDOT


THE V-PUB


SILVER THREADING



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.

Hugh says:

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.

The Dogs Trust

Thank you all again for making our Christmas happy and bright!

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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43 Comments

  1. What a great collection of Christmas trees, Colleen. Thank you so much for mentioning my Christmas Tree Topper photography challenge in aid of the Dogs Trust charity. We are doing well and the challenge is open until 5th January 2016.

    Merry Christmas.
    Hugh
    🎅🎄😇🎅

  2. I loved looking at this post and at all the Christmas trees around the world. Thank you for hosting Colleen.

  3. Such beautiful trees! Thank you for compiling the photos.merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  4. Thanks again for hosting such a fun and cheerful challenge. Merry Christmas, Colleen!

  5. Wonderful trees Colleen, such a lovely idea, have a very merry Xmas.

  6. That was such a wonderful idea Collen. Thanks to you and to Hugh for sharing some of the most gorgeous Christmas trees, and for raising money for Dog’s Trust too! 🙂

  7. Wow. This was a huge job for you, Silverthreads. I loved seeing all the trees. What a variety! Merry Christmas to you.

  8. Amazing trees! Hughs tree is so cool! And the one of Life Lessons just blew me away!

  9. All lovely trees Thanks for sharing.

  10. What a beautiful collection of trees! Merry Christmas to all!

  11. Beautiful collection, Colleen! Happy Christmas!
    😘❤️

  12. Annette Rochelle Aben

    What FUN! Merry Christmas to you Colleen! <3

  13. Happy Christmas, Colleen 🙂 x

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