Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Little Girl's Christmas Tree

As I went through the Christmas
decorations this year, I came across
this miniature tree that hasn't been
out of the box in a long time.
When my daughter was very small she wanted
a tree of her own to decorate.  So, we took
a trip to the Ben Franklin dime store and she
picked out a little inexpensive tree.
Every year through her girlhood she
 placed this tree on her nightstand and
carefully decorated it.
In the beginning it had few ornaments
 and even fewer gifts.  Each holiday,
special things were added. 
Over the years she asked Santa
for a blue dollhouse, a pony, a puppy
 a pink convertible, and peace on earth.
 Big Brother added boy toys. 
I stitched a tiny tree skirt.
Dad added a red motorcycle
just like the one he owned.
Little did I know that 98 cent tree would
become worth so much more.
I found an old jar just the right size.
I placed it on her old nightstand.
I hope it brings back the 
fondest of
childhood memories.

Enjoy the season, make a memory!


  1. Oh that is tiny! It looked much larger before I saw it in the jar. How wonderful that you still have it and the gifts underneath.

  2. That is just about the best little tree ever. Thank you for sharing that story with us.

  3. What precious keepsake and a nice heirloom for your daughter. Thanks for sharing, it brought back memorys of my chidhood when my mother use to make my dolls clothes for christmas gifts. Happy holiday Sherri. Hugs, Judi

  4. What a great idea to put the tiny tree in the jar! So wonderful to still have it and all the sweet memories it brings back.

  5. Sherri, This is a wonderful story. I would love to see her face when she see's her little tree in the glass jar.


  6. I am not surprised you did this. It seems in perfect keeping with the generous, caring person I have come to know and admire. Your daughter will love this now, and more when she gets older. I hope your family will have many more special keepsakes from Christmas's to come.


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