I saw these paper ornaments on one of the paper/design blogs I subscribe to, and though to myself, “Self, I’m going to make some of these!” I wish I could provide a link to the design, but I’m sure with a little research, you can find it via Google.

We were trying to find a living tree that didn’t have to die just because we wanted it in our house — or a plant that could have done the job instead — in order to be more ecologically conscious in our being.

Unfortunately we didn’t prevail, so we got a very little tree.

Some of the ceramics at the Schönnbrunn Weihnachtsmarkt, that made its way from Poland, was especially enjoyable. It made its way further to a cozy spot under our tree.

It has been decided that fewer gifts under the tree means that each one is more valuable in memory.