Christmas is Nigh

With Halloween out of the way, it’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly.

We don’t have any holly. The holly tree in our backyard has not sprouted red berries since we moved into this house.

My neighbor swears to me that once upon a time it did. Despite pruning all its dead wood away and planting a mate nearby, it remains stubbornly void of Christmas berries.

So we’ll be decking the house with the traditional Christmas trees. Although we agreed to not buy a real tree until Elly was a bit older, we’ll still have 2 Christmas trees decorated indoors. Our neighbor gifted us a tabletop artificial tree so Elly could have a tree in her room!