frog copy gazelle copy goose copy lady bug copy skunk copy

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.

Comments on: "Christmas Tree Carvings:Second Week" (47)

  1. oh wow! what a fabulous tradition! and your husband is amazingly talented. these are amazing.

  2. 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.
    Clever !!!!!

  3. Such a beautiful tradition – love the penny time stamp!

  4. What a wonderful idea!

  5. They all have personalities of their own, and what a beautiful collection. Clever couple!

  6. So unique and so, so very charming!

  7. These are brilliant! What a wonderfully creative use of a Christmas tree. Happy Holidays!

  8. Wonderful! They all have such character. Makes me ponder on all the stories behind them too!

  9. Beautifully done! I love the deer and the frog..hehe.

  10. Love the frog, but they are all so creative. He’s very good with sculpting wood.

  11. These are amazing! The little frog is just adorable! I really like the skunk too 🙂

  12. Every new set is a wonderful adding I think. Lovely!

  13. 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!

  14. These are so cool. It’s a really interesting way of counting your Christmases.

  15. Such beautiful carvings Elena. You make a very talented couple indeed, yourself and your husband..

  16. It’s a marvelous collection.
    I can see him put new skill and very fine chisel to the flog
    with great success !

  17. I think they are artistic and creativly done. The idea is beautiful and a very fine tradition.

  18. love, love, love!!!

  19. I love these little critters. What a wonderful tradition!

  20. What a beautiful collection. I loved them all dear Elena, Thank you, love, nia

  21. These are gorgeous!

  22. frog here is ‘kodok’, ‘bangkong’, ‘katak’ hehehe

  23. Frog is my favorite…his little toes must have been quite a challenge for your husband!

  24. 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! 🙂

  25. 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.

  26. These are incredible. He should think about marketing them as a collection. My favorite in this group is the frog.

  27. You two are a talented pair. Such great work!

  28. More wonderful woodland critters! They are all terrific, but that frog, wow!

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