Wednesday, December 24, 2008

When Christmas came, quite young trees were cut down, trees which often were not even as large or of the same age as this Fir-tree who could never rest but always wanted to be off. These young trees, and they were always the finest-looking, retained their branches; they were laid on carts, and the horses drew them out of the wood.
"Where are they going to?" asked the Fir. "They are not taller than I; there was one indeed that was considerably shorter- and why do they retain all their branches? Whither are they taken?"
"We know! We know!" chirped the Sparrows. "We have peeped in the windows in the town below! We know whither they are taken! The greatest splendor and the greatest magnificence one can imagine await them. We peeped through the windows and saw them planted in the middle of the warm room, and ornamented with the most splendid things- with gilded apples, with gingerbread, with toys, and many hundred lights!"
~Hans Christian Anderson
The Fir-Tree


Stacey's Treasures said...

Your tree is so pretty & I love the story!
It reminds me of the movie "Tree" about a little orphan, mute girl who's best freind was a tree.

happy zombie said...

I love the story!!! Your tree as a backdrop, your music playing... what a treat!

My tree has no story since it faux. If it did, it would have overheard something like this, [via loudspeaker] "Can I get a Target associate to assist the customer on the tree aisle".

Shelby said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Peace and blessings for years to come..

Jodi Renshaw said...

Merry Christmas Paula :)

Terri said...

Merry Christmas my friend!

Jeni said...

Where ever did you get the tree topper, Star? Beautiful, just beautiful!
Loved your tree story and also the post about the little Pennie bags too -very neat, really cute. Will have to check that blog out.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!
Peace, my friend.

Adrienne said...

What a beautiful tree and a great story!