Show Us Your Home for the Holidays Season 2...December Contest

Show us your home for the holidays Season 2...December 2015. 

Christmas trees with lots of lights are so sparkly and festive. That is what I love to see. Now of course I love to see all of those lights on a tall, chubby tree. That is the type we would always look for when we were children and went out with my dad to buy our tree. That was a ritual saved for early Christmas Eve when the trees would be the least expensive. It did not matter to us. The anticipation of waiting was exhilerating and the joy of finding the tree, bringing it home, decorating it and then enjoying it before going to bed to wait for Santa was worth everything.

Our Christmas Tree 

Christmas, for us, lasted until after New Year's Day. We delighted that entire week plus because the tree was still very much a novelty. Our toys remained around the tree and that is where we spent much of our time. I loved curling up in a comfy chair to read the new books that were left under our tree year after year. 


It has been interesting to see how our Christmases evolve as we change from being the youngsters so excited about Santa to being parents excited by our children's excitement to now my years as a grandparent sharing the excitement with my children and their children. Through all these changes the Christmas tree remains at the center of the festivities.

 ©Copyright Kate Elim 2015



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Comment balloon 4 commentsKate Elim • December 27 2015 06:37PM


Kate Elim  what a beautiful tree and a wonderful story to go with it

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 3 years ago

Hi Hannah...Thank you. I didn't know what I was going to say until I started writing. It brought back good memories.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) about 3 years ago

The Christmas tree farm across the street from where we live became a development over the years.  Some of the last trees were saved and I finally realized they planted them as chubby trees ..... Time really goes fast.....

Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 3 years ago

Hi, Kate. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I also have very fond memories of my childhood Christmases. I also appreciate you taking the time to share your pictures and for entering the contest. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 3 years ago