Our [Hanukkah] Christmas Tree

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jewish christmas treeThis is our Christmas tree.

Brady and I spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving shopping for decorations and making some of our own. I was the designated “creative director”, and was convinced this was going to be the most amazing tree-on-a-budget ever.

I decided to break with the red-and-green tradition and went with blue and gold instead (contrary to what you may think…the color scheme had little or nothing to do with Brady’s and my BYU student/graduate status).

When it was finished, we both sat back and admired it for a while. It’s the first time I’ve been in charge of designing the tree decor…and I thought I did a pretty good job. The lights were low, a fire was glowing in the fireplace, and Christmas music was playing softly in the background. What a perfect holiday atmosphere.

In my excitement and pride for our first Christmas tree…I took this picture and sent it to my mom to show it off.

And my sister responded…”Happy Hanukka.”

Apparently blue holiday decorations are inseparably connected with Jewish tradition.