In my swinging batchelor days I didn’t decorate for the holidays in my own space. I was happy enough to see the familiar trapings of the yuletide season when I visited friends and family but never took the time to trim a tree with tinsel or anything sentimental like that.

I am of the age and background where whenever I hear the song “Oh Christmas Tree” I think of the Saturday Night Live “Killer Trees” skit. I especially loved the episode where Frank Zappa was in the lineup of trees as a “suspect” …

Cynthia, on the other hand, LOVES to decorate for Christmas.

Living room

In our living room we have our main tree as well as the tree made from Xmas postage stamps that you can see above the fireplace.

It was conceived when Cynthia was hunting giraffe stamps to create something for the giraffe room. She collected the stamps and did the layout and numbered the stamps to match a diagram she created and then handed the materials to our framer to put together.

Stamp Tree

Of course it doesn’t end there. At some point a few years ago Cynthia either bought or was gifted a giraffe Xmas ornament. Since the primary tree is deocrated in a mouse theme there was no real place for the ornament to go and the giraffe tree was born.

Giraffe ornaments are hard to find, but we have managed to find a few.
In fact next year we are thinking we’ll need a bigger tree.

Merry Xmas everyone!

Oh Tannenbaum, oh Tannenbaum

3 thoughts on “Oh Tannenbaum, oh Tannenbaum

  • December 23, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    Your home looks so comfy & inviting! Everything looks so lovely! And I think I have the same mini-tree but I love frogs and mine has become the frog ornament tree. I too am running out of space! LOL

  • December 23, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    I totally dig the Santa hat Christmas tree topper. If I didn’t live in a small apartment I’m sure I would have a second tree as well.

    Merry Christmas to you and Cynthia.

  • December 27, 2006 at 9:01 am

    love love love the stamp tree!

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