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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Tree (10/09/08)

TITLE: The Tree on the Wall
By Sharon Henderson
10/16/08


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Opening his baby book all these years later, memories flooded my mind. One entry and its accompanying picture caught my eye. I just laughed.

December 1985
Only a few months old, you donít understand what is going on. We moved across the country just this week. I wanted your first Christmas to be special. Memorable.

All these boxes fill our living room and there is no way Iíll be able to take care of an infant and unpack enough boxes to make room for a tree. What is Christmas without a tree?

I hope you donít mind, or perhaps you wonít remember, but Iím just going to Ďdrawí a tree on the wall. Green garland will outline it and red garland will criss-cross it.


Did I really write those things? Did I really DO that? I did. I even had the picture to prove it. What a sad, pathetic Ďtreeí.

As my precious baby grew through the years into a fine young man, we had actual Christmas trees. However I hope I taught him that itís not the tree that makes Christmas. I pray he understands the real reason for the season. Iím sure he does. One family Christmas tradition that we observed every year was the reading of the birth of Christ from the book of Luke as we gathered as a family in front of the tree.

He and his beautiful new bride will celebrate their first Christmas together this year. I canít wait to see what their Ďfirstí tree looks like.


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Celeste Ammirata10/16/08
This is cute and original. It seems the tree is always a central a part of our Christmas memories. Nice job.
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/22/08
This is a nice little story compacted in just a few words. May God bless your son and bride on this, their first Christmas together.