A Slice of Christmas

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A number of years ago, I started a tradition.  I cut a slice off of the bottom of our Christmas tree before we get rid of it each year.  After the wood dries out, I then label it with the year.  I also try to label them with anything noteworthy for that Christmas — e.g., a child’s first Christmas.  Finally, I place them in a box to save. I’ve got about ten years’ worth of tree cuttings at this point, and it’s really fun to look through them each year.

(For the record, I stole this tradition from my cousin Clinton – he blew me away when he showed me his collection of tree cuttings years ago, and I knew instantly that I wanted to do the same thing.  Thanks, Clinton!)

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