Inspired by the beautifully painted rocks that regularly appear in the park near our home, I decided to make my own (slightly different) contribution.
Each day, beginning December 1, I added a Christmas bulb to one of the trees (don’t worry, I have no plans to litter and will take back any remaining bulbs after Christmas).
My reasoning was simple. I wanted to show my appreciation for this walking trail that I love. I also wanted to inspire others who walked by, just like the painted rocks had inspired me.
Some days I added the new bulb, other days Richard did the honours, and on other days a friendly elf helped with the task.
At the start of this project, I wasn’t sure what would happen. Would anyone notice? Would the bulbs be taken? Smashed? Would someone leave me a note that I should have used organic materials?
For the first 23 days, nothing much occurred. My bulbs remained safe and secure.
Then on Day 23, magic! Not far from my decorated tree, branches were adorned with fun, handpainted decorations — all very appropriate for 2020.
Even better, this new tree bore a message that encouraged passersby to take home a decoration of their choice.
Was the second tree inspired by the first? Or was it a complete coincidence?
I will likely never know.
I do know that the second tree completely uplifted my day. I hope that my ‘Project Christmas Baubles’ also uplifted others.
Have you given or received extra holiday inspiration this year? I’d love to hear from you.
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday and a wonderful year ahead!
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