Getting Ready for Christmas 2015

This is our front door with the wreath we put up every year.  I use a green spotlight to make it visible at night.

I've spent the last several days starting to prepare for Christmas.  I can't believe it's December already.  Maybe the mild weather has something to do with it.

Instead of our artificial tree this year we bought a tiny live tree.  I did not notice that the care instructions were still attached when I took the photo! It's only 4 feet tall but more than enough for the two of us.  When we put it on a box it looks taller.  We'll drape a white cloth over the box to hide it.

I have the presents picked out for Lynette and just have to order two of them on-line and pick one up at Target. She asked me what I want but as usual I have no idea.  I don't want clothes and I don't wear jewelry.  I have to search around then if I don't see anything I'll pick something at random.


  1. The last photo is lovely.
    The Christmas is a good size, we have had a few real live over the years..

    1. I shot the last photo just after sunset while I was photographing my front door.

  2. We love live trees! And we've downsized a bit. This year we went from 12 ft to 8 ft... but the boys still had to help us get it inside. I imagine they will continue to get smaller as the years go by and if the boys are not around to help. But your tree is lovely. We have a small artificial tree that we bought for the outside cats...with a few artificial ornament to knock around and a red christmas box full of hay under it to lie in...

  3. John, your last photo is stunning!!!
    I adore your tree and understand what you are saying.
    Christmas is celebrated at our house so we decorate like crazy...but I love it!!!
    Pick out something neat~

    1. Enjoy decorating. I'll try to get into the spirit.

  4. We haven't decorated our house beside the tree

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    1. I felt bad that we had to return the first tree we brought home because it was bent almost to a right angle. It was dark and we were in a hurry when we bought it. They exchanged it with no problem.

  6. I like the idea of the green light to show off the wreath. Getting ready for Christmas is work but it is so rewarding.


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