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 …
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Christmas Tree Carvings Revisted
Original post 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 …
Christmas Tree Stump Carvings
It’s that season again! Time to showcase my husband’s mini sculptures lovingly carved from our family’s discarded Christmas trees. He’s created over thirty of these sculptures. Each honors the tree, a memory and our family. I’m picking up where I left off last year, at 1994. This is Niles The Tile Fish. I know the year …
Ok, this carving is quite ridiculous. It’s name is Snort Snort Brain. Yes, really. My husband agreed to share his Christmas tree stump carvings with our youngest’s first grade class. This prompted a brainstorm; why not ask the class to give a name to the most recent carving? My husband promised the class that whatever …
In 1990 my husband befriended a squirrel who greeted him every evening after work. This little squirrel is commemorated here in this Christmas Tree stump carving. His name is Napoleon.
This Christmas tree carving honors a little starfish that fascinated our eldest, summer of 1988.
Christmas Tree Rabbit
Because so many responded to my husband’s beautiful practice of Christmas tree stump carving, I’ve decided to post an image of one of his mini sculptures each week for all of the twenty-eight carvings in our collection. Above is the first, from 1982. This is Abbot the rabbit. The muse? The Velveteen Rabbit.