I have decorated a zillion Christmas trees in my lifetime.
Red and white Christmas trees.
Handmade Christmas trees.
Neutral Christmas trees.
Sparkly Christmas trees.
But I’ve never ever ever in the history of ever decorated an upside-down Christmas tree.
Until this showed up at my front door.
I opened the door to find an upside-down Christmas tree wrapped in gold ribbon and tied with this note that read:
“KariAnne, I am an upside down Christmas tree without a home and I choose you! PS I really do prefer white ornaments.”
Nice to meet you.
Can we begin by addressing all that is right and good with this note?
1. The tree was homeless and it knew we would take it in and shower it with love.
2. It introduced itself with an exclamation point.
3. It chose me.
4. It showed up with a big opinion.
Please come sit by me.
I unwrapped the tree and hung it right by the back door.
There was a hook there that was made for it.
I fluffed the branches and then it was ready to decorate.
I’ve never decorated an upside-down Christmas tree before.
So I started at the bottom.
I tied on a glitter snowflake that sends sparkles across the 100-year old wood floors.
Then I added the ornaments.
I hung up glitter birds and merry signs and snowflake ornaments and sparkly reindeer and vintage glitter ornaments.
Most of the ornaments were white.
I tried to follow the note.
Truly I did.
But a few galvanized and black ornaments showed up along the way.
I couldn’t help it, Christmas tree.
I have a big opinion, too. 🙂
PS A giant thank you to the mysterious Santa who left the tree at my door.
You’ve turned my world upside down. 🙂
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