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I Enjoy the Tradition of the Christmas Tree

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    We bought a tree at the weekend

    for what is going to be our first Christmas together at home. My parents are visiting from the UK, and my sister will be here on Christmas Day, so this is going to be quite a special occasion and we want everything looking nice. It is not a very tall tree, but it is nice and...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Glow Of Tree Lights

    I love doing the tree up with different ornaments... some I have made or my niece and nephew make... or different colors I love to have a angel on top ... and nice lights and what I love most of all to do is turn off all the lights around the house and just have the glow of the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Christmas Tree

    As a Christian i grow up full of stories about CHRISTMAS and all the jolly things that goes with it,i use to attend massess early in the morning in our local church and prepare christmas tree freshly cut from the forest or sometimes from lagoon where you can find beautiful trees...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M Nov 22, 2011

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    MAY NOT BE the best christmas i have got,

    but was happy enough to see this not so huge lovely christmas tree!  
    Carlson18 Carlson18 22-25 Dec 28, 2013

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    Being A Student

        I was fortunate that my guardians give me enough education i can get and send me to college with out any trouble untill such time i did something that makes them angry and told me to experience the things other students feel which i never realize till the time i know how...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2011

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    Oh Christmas Tree .....

    " Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find , Charlie Brown, maybe painted pink." Lucy I have memories of my very favorite Christmas tree, the one that came out every year of my youth. It was stored in the fruit cellar on a shelf .... Next to the canned peaches, pickled beets...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree....

    I also like the tradition of a Christmas tree. I love decorating the tree each year because of the memories it shares. I place ornament which each has a special meaning. I have those the children made as they grew up, the ones my mother bought me each year as I was growing up...
    loyll loyll 51-55, F Dec 14, 2008

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    One That I Will Never Change

    Every year, the first weekend in December we visit our local Christmas tree farm. We dress warm and traipse through the snowy fields in search of the perfect tree. With a small bow saw in hand we walk for what seems a very long time until we all agree on that one tree that will...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Christmas In The Eyes Of A Less Fortunate Child.....

                               I had this experience a few years ago.............it's been my dream since....as a child with simple life ,Christmas was not so special but a happy one...............there's that feeling of being excited and happy when the beer month...
    malunggay malunggay 36-40, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Okay .... I have a Christmas tree .

    .. it is 5 ft tall, with one 25 light strand of twinkle lights, that barely gets around the tree once. It does have some pink decoration, where mice had deposited a little insulation. It stands in the window of the new house. Well ... that is a window that hasn't had a...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M Dec 20, 2014

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    For those of us who grew up in the lap of luxury (intact family with a mother that thought of everything) we may be guilty of not appreciating a mothers' hard work but we certainly...
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    I have always been fascinated by pictures of trees, maybe I'm weird but it is what it is. I see them and they seem to speak to me although I can't always hear what they are saying...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not sure if anyone here at least once was dreaming of being a tree? I dream about it quite often, specially when i see under some spruce in the middle of nowhere, i watch the...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Lil guys!- I always love feeding them year round. Always make me feel better. Their so cute when they all come together to feed! They sit in the neighbors small tree if something...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F Jan 5

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    I like Christmas time so much! Tasty dishes, happy family, calm and cozy home;) Merry Christmas!
    kristeella kristeella 22-25, F Jan 6

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jan 8

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    Gorgeous71 Gorgeous71 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F Jan 15

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    MaximumAri MaximumAri 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I’m so glad I didn't turn into that stubborn feminist head that I was so staunchly marching off towards becoming. I don’t hate or oppose people who are pro feminists but it’s...
    letmefind letmefind 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I respect it if that's what someone wants to do. My issues lie with people that want to enforce traditional roles onto marriages of other people. Some women don't want children...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10

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