Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December and Tradition

Okay, the internet wouldn't let me upload photos earlier today, so my blog is late! I'm so sorry, but here it is anyway. Merry Everything Everyone! Please go to the link below if you'd like to read more blogs, or post yourself!
December’s theme for the  blog hop is “Tradition” so I pondered what I could write about. First I came up with a story, but it was kind of weird, in a depressing kind of way so I ditched it for this post. Then I thought of family traditions and found that really, we have a few things we do most of the time in December for Christmas, but nothing that I truly think could be regarded as something that could really be described as a tradition.
Then I thought of Christmas trees and cards. We do usually have a tree, or something to put presents under. A few times we’ve done a “Christmas Ball.” My mother did one when my sister and I were little and we’d really enjoyed it, so I’ve done the same with my kids, and they seemed to like it also.
This year, because we’re traveling over the holidays, I decided to not put up a tree. Then, an author I follow on Facebook posted a photo of a Christmas tree made from books. So I looked into that and found many different types of Christmas trees made from books. Ah ha! I liked this idea. I’d still get to dress the place up a bit, but in an easy fashion that would not be a pain to take down as well. And the usual Christmas newsletter I send out each year got "downgraded" (LOL) to a Christmas photo card, which I have never done! It worked out all right and the feeling of accomplishment, knowing they are all out and flying around the country, is wonderful. All I have left to do now is the New Year cards for our friends and family in France! That will happen after Christmas and so I am free to have my traditions continue, albeit in different forms. Which in itself I guess you could say is a tradition in its own way, doing something Traditional, but in slightly different ways than the norm. I wish you all the best and most joyful feelings and fun for the holidays and the coming new year. I'll be back after the first and hope to see you then.


  1. A book tree! How clever. Enjoy the holidays.

  2. I work in a library, but it's one of 3 libraries on campus. One of the other libraries was discarding old print journals and they made a Christmas tree out of it (better that than a bonfire! hehe).

  3. Hi Lisa. I'm glad you were able to get your post up. Love Christmas trees made from books. Must make one one day. Not this Christmas though as am on the road. In Paris at the moment and head to Spain in a few days. Will have a Spanish Christmas.

    Thank you for sharing with WEP in 2013. Hope we see you again in the New Year.

    Merry Christmas


  4. Love the book tree. It's great to make new traditions or tweak already held traditions in to a more modern way of life.

  5. Hi Lisa, and Merry Christmas to you too. I love Christmas trees and put up one every year but I've never seen one made of books before. How brilliant is that? It's interesting that you send New Year cards, that's not something I've come across before but it is a lovely idea.

  6. Anonymous9:19 AM

    I love your book Christmas tree! What a creative twist on the normal tree and so appropriate for people who love to write and read. Enjoy your Christmas and safe travels!

  7. Hi Lisa .. Happy Christmas Travels - the book tree is a great idea. I've done my Christmas cards .. but New Year cards are interesting idea ... but I'm happy to relax by then!

    Cheers Hilary

  8. Great tree. There are lots of lovely book trees around.

    Merry Christmas!

  9. I love the book tree - so unique and really so many ways you can do it - take that Kindle! LOL Although I suppose you could set the Kindle up with a picture of a tree on it if you desired! - Not me! Books and Christmas just go together!
    Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday season!

  10. That's a cool idea. My post is on the depressing side, but I posted it anyways.

    Merry Christmas Lisa.


  11. Ah yes, you've gotta' love those various trees. I'd love a book tree. Saw one Christmas tree made out of a step ladder.

    A belated Merry Everything to you and your loved ones, dear Lisa.

    Gary :)


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