Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Oh Tanenbaum, Oh Tanenbaum, How Lovely Are Your Branches! Free Vintage Images!
I feel like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland as I am always late for an important date! Wow! It is December 2nd, y'all!!! The truth is, I am TRYING (clears throat) to open my vintage Christmas (and more) Etsy shop which I hope (I hope, I hope, I hope) will be up by the end of the day. Why so obsessed with the vintage Christmas? When I was 30 years old (clearing throat again!) a few years back, God changed my heart in a big way and I am now Christian (of course, that is the VERY short version of my conversion!). I didn't "know" Jesus my whole life and was raised Jewish. We didn't have a Christmas tree in my house (but there was one at Grandma's), of course, so once I learned more about Jesus and had reason to celebrate Christmas, the more I enjoyed it. Of course, we all know that Christmas is not about "things" but being human and a vintage lover already, I was drawn to the ornaments of old. I am sure there can be many psychological analyses for my obsession, but I wander...So, there you go. I hope you enjoy this image. The poem is wonderful and pay close attention to the ornaments on the tree...Is that a Belsnickel (Belsnickle?) Santa? This comes from one of my 1897 pages. Have a wonderful day!