None of the trees is particularly large, but I like effect of a miniature Christmas forest. They're easier to decorate, too....and much easier to store. (Allergies, pets, and fear of fire preclude real trees---besides they are expensive!) I also like seeing Christmas everywhere I turn. Every tree has its own collection of memories on it. The ornament Caty Mae created in pre-school Sunday school is there. The clay ornaments from Carrie's kindergarten class are displayed as well. Corinne's love of music is represented by a multitude of trumpets and pianos.Then there are the gifts of ornaments collected over the years. The 12 bells from Roswell New Mexico, blown eggs from Eastern Europe--before the fall of communism, olive wood ornaments form Israel, beaten metal from Mexico...each one is significant.
Each girl has her own set of ornaments--one for each year. Those they will take with them when they have homes of their own. The girls also have tiny trees in their rooms--decorated with tiny lights and ornaments.