Most of us have packed away our Christmas decorations except for perhaps the wreath still hanging outside.  What we have now are the memories to share that become the stories we in the future.  One story that is probably told in every household that has ever had a real tree...is the one tree that you couldn't believe you brought home!  As a kid I can remember always having to "turn the bad side" towards the wall and doing our best with wads of tinsel to cover up all the imperfections.  Have you ever had to tie your tree to the ceiling with a plant hook so it didn't fall over ? ( If you look close in the painting you will see the year that we had to do that:)  Maybe you shook the tree a little too hard and had a pile of needles on the floor.  If you can relate then this new image "OH, Christmas Tree"!  We would love to hear your story!