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!

Christmas Trees Around the World

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 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