Our tree does not “match”

Lisa Ingebrand, Montgomery Messenger

“Mom, I really like our Christmas tree. It’s not like other people’s trees... Ours doesn’t match.” ~ Ellen, age 8

Oh, the joys of Christmas!

My little redhead is correct. Our tree does not “match.”

It will never be featured in a magazine. It’s not much to look at, until you lose closely.

Every ornament is different, the star is made of cardboard and aluminum foil, and we still wrap our tree in multi-color lights (it’s not a “fancy” pre-lit one).

It’s a glorious hodgepodge of shapes and colors.

My ornaments from childhood hang...

To read more of this story, pick up the December 24, 2020 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger.



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