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Writer's Block: Traditional Pursuits

There are a lot of things we see most often in December, like caroling, potato latkes, mistletoe, mulled wine, eggnog, and returning gifts. What's your favorite holiday tradition?

When I was a kid, after my parents divorced, my Dad couldn't really afford a tree at Christmas time. He did have some giant bulbed muli-colored Christmas lights, so he used those to hang over the coat rack, so that we could still have some holiday cheer in the house. I loved that coat rack tree, and now that Matt and I have our own house, I wanted to carry on that idea. So both this year and last year, I've made my own version of the Coat Rack tree. It's a little more detailed than my Dad's was many years ago, but I think the spirit of the idea is still there.

Here's a picture of this year's tree.
Coat Rack Tree 2008


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Dec. 10th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
I love your coat-rack tree!
Dec. 10th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
It's really pretty! And not a half bad tradition either.
Dec. 11th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
That is so cool. :)
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
I remember your post from last year. The creativity and sense of celebration without going over the top really appeals to me. It made me smile last year and this year. Thank you for sharing!
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've never been really big on Christmas decorations, so it allows me to decorate without spending a gazillion dollars on a tree and ornaments and all that stuff. Plus, with big dogs and curious cats, I can have a tree and not worry about anyone knocking it over, or climbing up inside it.

Speaking of dogs, we are long overdue for a update on miss Jet. :)
Dec. 11th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
This is just so sweet. Your dad would love this.
Dec. 12th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I remember that "tree" from last year, and I like it just as much this year.
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