Christmas Tree Carvings Revisted

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Many of you will remember my husband’s unique tradition of removing the sump of our family’s Christmas tree when the Holidays are over, and before it it dragged to the curb.  He seasons each stump and transitions it into a creature significant to us in that year. Then, he cleverly inserts a penny with the year’s date into the base of each little sculpture to document its year.

Today we have a collection of thirty-two sculptures. Until the end of the year, each week I’ll be posting photos of the carvings that I haven’t previously posted, until we are caught up to the stump from last year’s tree.

Each carving is precious to us.   I hope you will enjoy them.

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. guess what, I love the birds ^^ but the being between the two is very favourited too 🙂 ….Actually they look all great ^^ such things are true art!

  2. I’m wondering what we possibly have with such a long tradition and nothing matched this .Elena
    Wonderful creative work made with love .

  3. I really like this art form. I’ve seen some AMAZING carvings! Have a great holiday!

  4. Wow Elena these are stunning – such beautiful details. You can tell a great deal of time and planning goes into each piece. What a wonderful way to build memories.

  5. That is an amazing tradition!!
    Mmm…can I ask something…what is the first carving? I’m so sorry..but I think I see something but doubt it is what I think it is!


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