From My Turn – A Nash Sisters Novel
Annie’s description of the Walsh family tradition of dressing the Christmas tree.
Preparing the tree is the most celebrated activity in our home. Our custom is that Jon did the decorating with the children. I would grab a cup of coffee, sit on the couch and watch father and children bond in a way that’s like no other. Detangling lights would take patience. Stringing them round and round took creativity and planning. Jon was insistent they were spread just right. As the children unwrapped each ornament, they talked about its beauty and significance. This was always the best activity for father and
I suggested we bring that tradition here. Once the tree was up and stable, I called all the men into the room.
“As a new Grand Nash Christmas ritual, the men will dress the tree with the children. We all brought a few ornaments to contribute to this tree. As each ornament is unwrapped, the children from each family can tell us about it before you men
hang it up.”
What is your tradition for getting the holiday decorations out and ready?