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!

2 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, I LOVE this image! Thanks so much for sharing this! Thank-you for sharing your story, too! I love hearing about a heart changed towards Jesus Christ--wonderful!

Hope you're having a beautiful start to the Christmas season--thanks for making mine more beautiful today!

Jamie Wilcox said...

What a lovely comment, Kerry! I realize this site is an old one, but I'd love to keep up with you if you're somewhere else. I think we must be sisters separated at birth. LOL!

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