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Christmas Past and Present

 

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*Many of you will remember my husband’s tradition of saving  the stump of our family’s Christmas tree every year, and carving it into the form of a creature.  Each creature represents  a sustaining memory of something significant to us in that year.  When he has completed the carving, he cleverly inserts a penny with the year’s date into the bottom of each little sculpture, to document its year.*    

The painting above is a still life of some of his creatures, that I painted as a gift for him.

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This year’s carving honors the memory of Lillith, our beloved feline hellion .  She recently passed on at nearly twenty- one years of age. We miss her very much. 

Below is sampling of  carvings from years past.  So far he has created one piece for every Christmas  we’ve been married-thirty one in all.

                                                                       From our family to yours, we wish you  a wonderful Holiday Season and a creative New Year.  
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Comments on: "Christmas Past and Present" (113)

  1. Cool I love it

  2. I’m a little late, but what a romantic family tradition! I love the inclusion of a coin from each year. I love it

  3. What a marvelous tradition. (I am sorry for the loss of your kitty.)

  4. Amazing images. Impressive carvings….

  5. What a wonderful tradition! I love his carvings.

  6. Lovely pieces – wonderful to see how the tradition lives on with you both.

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