Starry Night

author 100 x 100When we look up at the heavens, we are captivated by the stars. They winkle and twinkle. They form constellations. We are guided by them. Isn’t it joyous to lay on soft grass and stare up with a loved one by our side?

I love all things Christmas. I have many wonderful memories of decorating the family’s Christmas tree when I was a kid. My mom put an angel on top. As an adult, I put a star. The star on top of a Christmas tree represents the Star of Bethlehem, the star which guided the Wise Men to where Jesus lay in the manger.

Isn’t this a beautiful way to remember what Christmas is all about?

Every year, I travel with girlfriends to a small town for the Christmas Candlelight Home Tour. I have always been captivated by the Enchanted Forest. It’s a collection of donated trees decorated by family and business set up in a park. I find it peaceful to wander through the display and look at the lights and ornaments. Some have goofy designs like the Grinch. Another is decorated in all things related to dentistry.

Several years ago, I don’t know what happened, but I found myself captured by the tree toppers, specifically stars. Some changed colors. Some were large. All made me smile. I thought I would share a few I found:

star topper 2         star topper 1         paper tree topper 3

Delightful–right?

Talking about stars brings me to a favorite holiday movie. My sister discovered it several years ago and shared it with me. Star in the Night, an Oscar-winning short film, tells the Nativity story in an auto court motel.

Warner Bros picture of Star in the Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXjdBs70syY&t=103s

 

I hope all your days are Merry & Bright!

 

p.s. My story, “The Littlest Angel,” is about my mom’s angel tree topper. Find out more at: Amazon & KU

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. carolynrae says:

    Vicki,

    enjoyed your post.

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn. I hoped you took the 20 minutes to watch the movie. It’s really lovely. Hugs, vb

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  2. We had a star for our tree when I was growing up. It was silver and made from a type of garland, but the best part was the ring of lights nestled within. I used to stare at it for hours, lol

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    1. I was so captured with something that night when I saw all the stars on the trees. I had made a film, but it disappeared, probably when my computer crashed. May your days be Merry and Bright!

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  3. Marsha R. West says:

    Hey, Vicki, late getting here, but a very good post and I’ve shared. I have a turquoise star on the top of our small tree. 🙂 Happy holidays.

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