The next five Christmas tree carvings lovingly created by my husband.*
*Many of you will remember my husband’s tradition of carving the stump of our family’s Christmas tree each year, into a creature. Each creature represents a sustaining memory of something significant to us in that year. In addition, he cleverly inserts a penny with the year’s date into the bottom of each little sculpture to document its year.
Today we have a collection of thirty sculptures. Each week until the end of the year, I’ll be posting photos of the carvings that I haven’t previously posted. Each carving is precious to us. I hope you will enjoy them as well.
oh wow! what a fabulous tradition! and your husband is amazingly talented. these are amazing.
A thoughtful way to preserve the memory of that particular tree. Very creative thinking and carving of very beautiful creatures. I love the idea od documenting the year with a penny attached to the bottom.
Such a beautiful tradition – love the penny time stamp!
What a wonderful idea!
They all have personalities of their own, and what a beautiful collection. Clever couple!
Frog is tops!
So unique and so, so very charming!
These are brilliant! What a wonderfully creative use of a Christmas tree. Happy Holidays!
Wonderful! They all have such character. Makes me ponder on all the stories behind them too!
Beautifully done! I love the deer and the frog..hehe.
Love the frog, but they are all so creative. He’s very good with sculpting wood.
These are amazing! The little frog is just adorable! I really like the skunk too 🙂
Every new set is a wonderful adding I think. Lovely!
I’m still dazzled by the ingenious idea of doing these ‘commemorative’ carvings–so wonderfully personal and meaningful in itself–but also delight in the carvings themselves. The frog is pretty brilliant, and not just in its coloration!
Thank so much Kathryn! My husband will be thrilled to see your comments:)
These are so cool. It’s a really interesting way of counting your Christmases.
It seems such a shame to see them destroyed, so…gotta make something:) Thanks Richard.
Such beautiful carvings Elena. You make a very talented couple indeed, yourself and your husband..
Thanks ever so much:)
It’s a marvelous collection.
I can see him put new skill and very fine chisel to the flog
with great success !
Yes, the frog is a more recent one. I will send along your message Yoshi. Thank you!
I think they are artistic and creativly done. The idea is beautiful and a very fine tradition.
Thanks very kindly Linda:)
love, love, love!!!
🙂 thanks Robin!
I love these little critters. What a wonderful tradition!
Thanks much Eldy!
What a beautiful collection. I loved them all dear Elena, Thank you, love, nia
These are gorgeous!
Thank you Millie!
frog here is ‘kodok’, ‘bangkong’, ‘katak’ hehehe
Frog is my favorite…his little toes must have been quite a challenge for your husband!
I’ll have to ask. Thanks much Scilla!
A new series of amazing sculptures, dear Elena! Congratulations to your husband that created them so beautiful.
Have a wonderful day, dear Elena! Big hugs, with love, Stefania! 🙂
I will tell him. Thanks much Stefania!
What a great idea. Unfortunately wood carving is one skill I haven’t tried. My fingers are too precious to me and I can be a bit of a klutz when it comes to knives. I have the scars to prove it.
I can’t carve a bit either:) thanks!
These are incredible. He should think about marketing them as a collection. My favorite in this group is the frog.
Me too Jill. Thanks very much:)
You two are a talented pair. Such great work!
Very nice of you to say:) thank you!
More wonderful woodland critters! They are all terrific, but that frog, wow!
The frog is def. one of my favs too. Thank you Cindy!