Monday, December 7, 2009

Festival of Trees & 17 days to go!

It has been a very busy couple days. We now have 17 days to go until Christmas! Isn't that crazy? Its been snowing here in Utah so its starting to feel a lot like Christmas! last week the Mush and I went to the Festival of Trees with our friends Ben and Lindsey. It was so fun to see them- I think we laughed the entire time! I loved seeing all of the different styles of trees, and beautiful colors used. This was only a topiary, but I loved the colors!


The festival is so inspiring. Everything there is donated, and put up for bidding. Then all the proceeds go towards Primary Children's Hospital. I donated a centerpiece for the festival about 4 years ago, and it was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. It brought $600 in on the biding night. I have not been able to donate the past couple years, but was definitely inspired to participate next year. I decided that next year I was going to donate an entire tree! If you have any theme ideas let me know! While I would never put a theme to my own tree, the best trees at the festival were all themed. There was lots of Disney/ princess trees, peppermint trees, Dr,Seuss trees... even camping/hunting trees! Some of the trees were very funny- but not as pretty as others.

The star wars trees was nuts. They had an entire set up with all the old, original toys. I took a lot of pictures for my brothers to drool over. I think a saw a lot of toys they always wanted!



This was one of my personal favorites. It wasn't because it was fancy, pretty, or even that creative. But the fact that someone made a tree that was dedicated to Labyrinth made me giggle for a very long time.


2 comments:

Amber W. said...

Fun! I've always loved the Festival of Trees. I wish I had the opportunity to go.

Heather said...

WHat a fun time!! The trees are gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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