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  1. Catherine E. White
    December 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply

    Thanks for your post. It made me smile. I thought you might enjoy hearing this story too. My mother was a painter. When it got to be too much to haul the artificial tree up from the basement, she painted a “life size” canvas oil painting of a Christmas tree to set up in her living room. Every year she would paint on a few extra ornaments too. It was surprisingly effective when seen from a distance in evoking the holiday spirit, and some hearty and cheerful laughs about her “flat tree!” It was a brilliant solution to the problem of sweeping up the pine needles, too! Wishing you all the best during the holidays and in the coming year!

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