Monday, 10 December 2012

Caring Christmas Trees

That's right, Christmas Trees that care.

 Well, sort of. 

It's more that you buying them shows that you are caring.

The homeless charity that my husband works for run their Caring Christmas trees project every year. All of the profits from every tree sold goes to help the homeless. The trees cost no more than you would pay in a garden centre for a fresh, sustainable tree and you get the warm glow of knowing you have done at least a little bit to help out this winter. You can read all about Caring Christmas trees here.

On Saturday David (7) went with daddy to pick out the tree. He took his responsibility seriously and is really proud of the tree he has chosen.

When we heard the car return, Alasdair (3) went running to the door full of excitement to see the tree.

(That's a perfect circle of ice that David found somewhere, sitting beside the tree. Last week's snowfall turned to solid ice by the weekend!)

We left the tree to dry off a bit and settle into position and Alasdair decided to get his tools out and measure it! 

In the evening we got the box of decorations down from the attic and each of the boys was excited to rediscover what was inside.

They each hung their own special ornaments as they do every year.

I love the cosy glow once the tree and the rest of the decorations are up.

I don't like taking tree close up photos with the flash on, but I had to take this one just to show you how lush and green the tree is!

Looking at our tree, with all of it's special ornaments, reminds me of how blessed we are. Knowing the charity behind the trees and the people they are trying to help makes me feel doubly so. It's important for the boys to know that too and to realise how fortunate we are.


  1. Oh, so fun!! We just decorated our tree last night - that's so neat that a tradition like Christmas Trees is being used to help the homeless!
    Love your Christmas-y wallpaper! :-)

  2. Great tree and great charity!

    My 3 year old is also really into measuring things, although everything seems to measure in at 20 (inches? centimeters? we don't know).

  3. So did the tree measure up? :) It certainly is pretty - good job, David! I think it's great to have the opportunity to support others while getting your tree.

    In agreement with Emmy - your Christmas-bedecked blog makes me smile!

  4. I just love your tree. It's always such a treasure to see boys hanging up ornaments. My 3 managed to spread the ornaments throughout the tree this year instead of piling them all on one branch. :o) Such happy memories. Tis the season!
    Hope you have a blessed week.
    Many blessings,


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