Sunday, November 27, 2005

Our First Season


Our first weekend selling Christmas trees is now over.   Not a bad start.  We sold 10 trees ranging in height from 4 feet to 15 feet; the 15 footer was for a local church.  I did another walk about to inventory the tags and counted 14, even after several people came to pick up trees they previously tagged.

Yesterday was the busiest.  Didn't have a steady stream of customers, but had an interesting mix of people.  One family brought their German foreign exchange student with them.  I learned in Germany only the adults go out in search of the Christmas tree, and while the children sleep, the adults bring the tree into the house and decorate it.  The next morning the children are told the tree was brought and decorated by angels.  :)   That's pretty cool.  The exchange student was delighted to take part in her host family's tradition; watching her face I got the sense she felt honored to participate.  Such are the sweet moments of life!

I really got a kick out of watching and listening to the children as they covorted around the trees.  Oh, to tap their energy and enthusiasm!  It really put me into the spirit of the season, being around that youthful energy so alive and excited about the experience of finding the family Christmas tree. One little boy was extremely excited to find his Christmas tree growing just a few blocks away from his home.  From the mouths of babes.



6 comments:

lsfp1960 said...

I bet you do meet some interesting people.   The kids, especially, are probably very excitied.  

lv2trnscrb said...

Oh; what interesting stories you have to tell with selling trees! I had heard of the German custom. Wouldn't that be neat to do here?

betty

cdittric77 said...

That is a fabulous tradition on both accounts - and it is a marvelous thing! Thanks for sharing!
With peace and love,
Charley
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robinngabster said...

Selling trees????  Your own?

queeniemart said...

I have never had a real tree in my home..neither when i was a child or as an adult. I would love the job you are doing...and i really enjoy reading about it. The German exchange student will never forget being with her sponsers and yesterday.
Love, lisa jo

kokoapuffy1 said...

Great entry. If this doesn't put us in the Christmas spirit, and smiles on our faces...nothing will. I like hearing how people from other countries celebrate.
~Deborah
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