Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Birthday Tree Tradition

For nearly 25 years, we've had a tradition of keeping the Christmas tree up and its lights glowing to help celebrate Bethany's birthday in early January.
The Christmas ornaments get packed away and the birthday theme changes each year--sand and beach toys; Barbies, Kens, and Skippers; Scooby Doos; Smurfs; Strawberry Shortcake & friends; musical instruments; mini-volleyballs; car keys; plastic champagne glasses; Betty Boop; plastic skeletons (when DD began chiropractic college); and colorful paper parasols, just to name a few.
I love the bright lights in the darkness of mid-winter and really hate to pack it all away.
Any suggestions for DD's next January celebration?


Hope said...

What a beautiful tradition! You know I might just have to 'borrow' that idea! When I tried to decorate for Little A's bday on Dec 29, Big A was asking if we should take down Christmas first. Oh my I just couldn't think of doing that quite yet but....I could change out our tree. Thank you for such a blessed idea!

AaronB said...

what a cool tradition!!

Jane ... said...

Thanks for each of your comments!

Hope, start thinking of your decor for Little A's tree in 2009! So glad I could share an idea. What a blessing blogging can be. :D

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