INVITATION. It's not just a tree.
...it's baby's first Christmas
...it's first year married
...it's ornaments hung a little higher than last year
...it's grandmothers now passed
...it's our first house
...it's 'I made this!'
...it's 'Mom, is this you'
...it's a wedding gift of 6 glass pieces that are now a set of 5
...it's a trip to Disney World
...it's a brightly lit, 9 foot tall, wonderfully aromatic INVITATION to remember each year and moment and celebration for the next few weeks. I love to just sit and stare at it...no joke. I love Christmas and all the invitations it brings.