We finally put up the Christmas tree last weekend. It isn't fully dressed yet; our oldest son arrives late tonight, so tomorrow we can add all the personal ornaments our kids have received over the years.
For now, I love these old friends... the homemade treetop angel who has watched over our Christmas trees for more than 20 years, along with a popsicle stick & glitter Star of David made by son #1in kindergarten.
And the vintage twinkler ornaments I bought on eBay a few years back, identical to the ones on our family's tree when I was a child. The blades spin if they happen to catch an air current. Still magical after all these years.
And this year we're joined by a sweet new friend, sent to me by a very dear old friend named Moe.