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Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Tree ... Then and Now

I grew up dirt poor but our Christmas tree then was always new. You know why? Because we just chop it off from the woods. We call it salago, it's a type of tree where you can easily peel off the skin. Then we would wrap the branches with the foil from the cigarette to make it look a little fancier.  Then we would put small rocks on  candy wrappers and hang it in the tree.  That's what  our Christmas tree   was back then, it's a made up one lol.  We  did not have  ham in the table or gifts under the tree but  we were happy because we  were complete  as a family.  Of course as a child, I was wishing for  toys too.  So even as a child I know that Santa Claus don't exist hahaha.

Anyhow, sorry for being nostalgic here lol. Below is our tree last year.  We bought this during our first Christmas in our  new home so we had this  white tree for four years.  Hubby wanted a real  tree this year but I talked him out of it.. Hirap kaya linisin nun noh, the leaves  fall off  kasi so you have to constantly clean under the tree although I agree that it smells good.
We put up that white tree at Dad's home this year and we bought the one below for us.  The kids love our new tree because it rotates which is kind of cool for them.  You may check  out here when the kids help me out decorating it or you could watch the video below..


22 comments:

  1. wow!! so nice nung white!!!! love it!!!

    salamat sa dalaw...yes i am so inlove with my husband and i am missing him so much na...:P
    5 mos n kame d magksama ;(

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  2. Your rotating tree is cool!Ngayon lang ako nakakita na umiikot na x-mas tree lol!The kids are having load of fun while helping you decorating your tree.Cute!

    Happy MM^_^

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  3. You guys have a gigantic tree, abot hanggang ceiling, :)

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  4. Nkakatuwa naman un rotating Christmas tree. Cool idea. Ska tama lang naman na umikot un Christmas tree kasi lugi un mga designs na nasa likod na di nkikita di ba? hehehe.

    Kkatuwa un nostalgia mo. And you are right na khit wala masyado handa, bsta kumpleto and happy, okay na un! :)

    As for the tutoong tree, ganun pala un?! Kya pala gusto ng iba un tutoong tree kasi it gives off a good smell. I learned something today! :) Take care, Rose! :)

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  5. ang ganda nung white christmas tree, i like it.

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  6. Rose this is just beautiful...I can't wait to get to my daughter's house and see her tree!

    Then I'll have some pictures to share too!!

    You guys are all so helping me get into the Christmas spirit!!
    Jackie:-)

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  7. Hi, I just found your blog. It's great. I like your rotating tree.

    Could you tell me where you got your "Recent Commenters" widget? Thanks.

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  8. Love your story about your Christmas tree(s) growing up. I bet they looked really pretty too. Talk about blessings in disguise. The lack of funds often drives us to be more creative. It's so easy to just buy stuff when you have money, but anything that you make yourself is much more special and precious.

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  9. You've come a long way from your underprivileged days of childhood where you just cut from trees to make your own makeshift Christmas tree. Now God rewarded you for all your sacrifices and perseverance in life. Your Christmas trees this year and last year are both beautiful and stately. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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  10. Wow, lots of Christmas trees! I love your tree skirt, Rose. I haven't put up our tree yet kasi, tinatamad pa ako eh. I should really put it asap. 15 days more to go and it's Christmas time!

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  11. uy, i loved the first tree!!! usually kasi dito green ang tree eh.. :) happy christmas to you and your family ha!

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  12. At talagang pinanood ko pa ang video hehehe nag enjoy ako sa video mo sobra

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  13. the yearning for a fancy Christmas tree paid off...you're sharing the same fun and excitement with your own family now.
    I love the new tree...I can imagine your kids delight while putting it up.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  14. wow! you really know how to make up for the tree of your christmas pasts, BONGGA!! lol!

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  15. i love the white christmas tree! it makes me feel snowed in, lol!

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  16. bonggang bongga Christmas tree mo this year.. saya mag decorate pag kasama mga kids.. sila ang enjoy na enjoy talaga..

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  17. You have lovely tree bading, inggit ako.

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  18. ako din..inggit ako...nice tree you have sis....:) thanks for sharing the video....:)

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  19. would love to have a fresh christmas tree too, m sure it smells real good

    my entry is a bit late, hope you'd check it out too
    http://ilovedarly.com/2010/12/mm-our-tree-is-up/

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  20. I misssssssssss the Cottrills :) I'll catch up soon but for now, i have to give compliment on your christmas trees.. I love the white tree but of course, your new xmas tree is much cooler. ANg galing naman, di pa ako nakakita ng rotating :) I love it. So big pa..

    Sana may picture ka rin nung xmas tree nyo nung bata ka pa..

    Anyway, hugs to your burritos.. miss them so much.

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  21. Naku Rose tama ka! Kaloka ang tunay na puno mabango lang pero nasira ang vacuum ko dahil hindi kinaya ang needles hahahaha

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  22. You've come a long way since then. You're living a much better life now. You deserve all that you're getting right now. God is good, and your Christmas trees are lovely!

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