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Oh Little Christmas Tree

December 9, 2011 - Author: Amy - 17 Comments

My mom surprised Junior with his very own Christmas tree.

 That’s her.  She likes him just a little bit.

She had hinted around about a project she’d been working on, and made mention of a tree for Junior’s room, but I didn’t connect the dots, because though she used to be crafty back in the day, her hot glue gun has been retired for quite some time now.  So when she presented him this little tree on Thanksgiving, it took me a minute to realize what she’d done.

She had made it for him. 

I teared up a little.  Not gonna lie.

I love how it is all boy, with blues and browns and warm flannels.  It’s perfect for him right now, but it will grow with him too.

Some of the balls, she cut strips of fabric, then wrapped and glued them.  Others, she wrapped in the fabric and tied at the top.  Then added twine and a deep red ribbon.


Tiny pinecones peek out from the branches, and the garland is made of rusty hearts.

She added bells that jingle, and Junior loves getting his hands on those.

 It is topped with a metal star and a twine bow.

 The skirt is adorable and absolutely perfect.  It is made of felt, but looks like leather, suede and cowhide.  Love!

We’ve got it sitting in the living room for now, and Junior absolutely LOVES it. 


 He likes touching the prickly branches, the soft balls, and the jingly bells.

 He photo-bombed me this morning when I was taking pictures of it for this post.

And since he’s not supposed to play with it by himself, lest he pull it over on top of himself, sometimes he’s got to enlist Toby as watch dog while he gets in some quick play time.

I am so thrilled for him to have this amazing gift from his grandmother.  I can already picture it in his brand new room, glowing in the corner for years to come while he lays awake gazing at it listening for reindeer hoofs on the roof.

You can’t buy gifts like that.

Thanks, Mom.

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Discussion (17 Comments)

  1. by Sara

    That’s brilliant! Love the whole look of it! Something that he can keep for a long time to come!

    • by Amy

      Thanks Sara! I love it too. :)

  2. Whoa! Awesome gift! Especially like the tartan bulbs!

  3. by Erin

    I think I teared up a little just reading this. :) What a fantastic gift! I hope he has it when he heads off to college! It’s the perfect size for a dorm room. :)

    • by Amy

      He’s taking it with him whether he wants to or not – so he never forgets where he came from! hehe… *sniffle*

      • by Erin

        Yeah! Remember your roots, Severin! :)

  4. That is so sweet!

  5. by Barb

    You are so welcome! I enjoyed making it and I’m so glad you, and Grandpunkin’ love it!! Thank you for the sweet blog.

  6. by Amy

    No, thank YOU!!!

  7. How sweet! Is this why my mom is constantly on me to have kids? :P

    • by Amy

      Undoubtedly! Because how much fun would she have spoiling them?!

  8. Did this post really bring a tiny tear to my eye? So sweet :)

  9. by Angie

    Isn’t it awesome to have such amazing parents? We both obviously have very lucky kids. I just love that Jade gets to have my parents as her grandparents! As much as it breaks my heart to think about Jade growing up, I can’t wait to repeat the traditions my mom has started with my grandkids. <3

  10. by Amy

    That’s awesome Angie. I know exactly what you mean. Our kids are incredibly lucky. I’m so thankful. :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by! I love your little tree! It is so sweet. And the perfect size too. Cheers!

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