Christmas Trees

I love the sense of celebration and festivity that a Christmas tree brings to the season. There are a few Christmas trees I see on a regular basis and their beauty always brings joy to my heart. The first is the tree I see in the lobby as I enter the apartment building where I live:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A lobby Christmas tree. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

This year I am working at a school that puts up a Christmas tree – even though many of the students are non-Christian. The children enjoy looking at the tree every time we pass it on the way to assembly, gym, music or the library. I appreciate seeing it as I come into work as it helps to remind me that, even though we are busy, we can take time to reflect on what the season is about.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A school Christmas tree. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

When I walk down one of the streets within my neighbourhood, I pass an outdoor Christmas tree. The tree lights up the street and brings a sense of colour to a cold, winter’s night.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
An outdoor Christmas tree. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The best tree I see each day is the one we have at home. It is small and yet has been lovingly decorated each year by my children. The tree definitely brings  the season’s atmosphere into our home.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A homely Christmas tree. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

I enjoy looking at Christmas trees and the ways in which they have been decorated.

Do you enjoy looking at Christmas trees? Share the ones you have captured and posted on your blog in the comments below. 

(This post was inspired by the stunning graphics over at Jake’s blog)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

43 thoughts on “Christmas Trees

  1. No matter how old I get, Christmas still holds a special magic and Christmas trees play a big part in it. Your. tree, Colline, is exactly what I mean. Wising you and your family a wonderful Christmas.


    1. When I look at our tree I remember the Christmases past that we have had with it; not only the day but the time spent making and shopping for the decorations.
      I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas too John.


    1. Many of these gifts were teacher gifts – given to me by my students. And then, of course, when you have young children you have to wrap all items separately to make it more fun 🙂


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