The Dream Tree

by martha on January 17, 2011

Remember that we considered leaving the Christmas Tree up?  Well, it’s still there. It’s kind of nice.  We’ve gotten used to a little routine of clicking on the lights each evening, even though the rest of the Christmas decorations have been stashed in their boxes.

We planned to load it up with Valentine’s ornaments for the next round, but my brilliant friend Diane came over the other night and had a fabulous idea: why not turn it into a “Dream Tree.”  Rather than skipping straight to a February holiday, why not decorate in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

A Dream Tree! How cool is that?  So, we have taken our vision board items and made ornaments representing our dreams for the future.  Some are just words written on pieces of paper.  Some are mini totems that represent the specific goals.  Others are pictures of places, things, experiences that are on our respective life lists.

Coming up with ideas was a lot of fun and turning the artificial evergreen into a veritable “Vision Board” was a blast. We should get a couple good weeks out of this holiday before we begin putting up the hearts and cherubs.

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Laura January 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Funny, on New Years Eve we met at a friends before dinner and had almost this exact Christmas Tree conversation. I’ll let them know that I found someone who actually did it. What fun!

Helen January 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm

What a creative idea! I love it. Valentine’s decorations should be beautiful, too. Would you actually consider keeping it up all year round?

Cricket January 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

What a wonderful idea! It my cats wouldn’t destroy it in a matter of minutes I would do this in a heartbeat. Maybe I need a miniature one for my desk! 🙂

martha January 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

That makes me happy. Yes! Tell them. They can do it next year. 🙂

martha January 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

With a miniature one, they will be like Godzilla taking out that tree, no? My toddler nephews were here for Christmas and we had to put anything even remotely delicate up high. Would that work with cats?

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