I loved to help decorate our Christmas tree. We had a real pine tree which was typical at that time. The light bulbs were heavy but very pretty. I’d hold one end and my mother held the other. They were put on first. We added gold and silver garlands all the way around. Lots of silver tinsel included. The colorful bells from top to bottom, they were a little heavier at that time. A lovely gold star was put on top. Then a beautiful white cottony cloth with sparkles went around the tree at the bottom where gifts went too.
Most people placed pine trees near the curb after New Years to be taken away. It was so much fun to help decorate and it maybe more fun today. I grew up in the sixties, but it was safer than it is today. We could leave our back windows open to get a good breeze in the summertime and no one would try to break in. People still do that in certain parts of the country today, but I advise against that.
Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and His return. It’s also about giving and we sure need more of that too.