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Free is Even Better

Do you remember a few days ago how I was looking for small Christmas tree inspiration? I was looking for something reasonably priced and very small for our house. I spent some time at thrift stores and in the aisles at department stores pondering just what the best option would be, but I have finally ended my search.

It all started a few days ago when I was on Facebook. I saw that there was going to be a Christmas decoration giveaway for people who had been affected by the flood. At first I didn’t think I would go to the giveaway because I was actually able to get most of my decorations out during the evacuation, but at the last minute, I decided that it might be a fun thing for Luke and I to go to get in the holiday spirit. In the back of my mind I thought there might possibly be a small tree for us there.

We found a couple of cute items at the giveaway (which I will post about later) and put our name in for one of the trees that would be given away at the end of the event. Well, as luck would have it, my name was the last name drawn and I won a tree!!! It is a cute slim tree that is about 5 feet tall. Not the table top tree that I was thinking about buying, but just right for the living room nonetheless.

Because of my excitement, I am going to break from tradition and decorate my cute little tree tonight. Fortunately, my Christmas decorations were easy to find although, I think some of my tree decor at at my in laws still. I will come back on here later tonight and post a picture of my adorable little Tree of Hope. How fitting!!

Thank you to all the volunteers who spent many hours planning the event for all of the flood survivors. Thank you also to all the people who donated so many lovely items. It means a lot that so many people who have lost so much in this horrible event. It really does give people hope that times will get better and that there is life after the flood!

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