Our holiday tree is a feature of the Great Room every December.
xmas_tree
xmas_tree

It includes some special decorations.

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Ball1

In 2006 each resident put his name on an ornament. If those ornaments haven't broken, we still put them on the tree today.

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Crane2

About that time, Harry Faddis showed us how to fold paper cranes using the Japanese technique known as origami. The cranes that were folded at that time are still hung on our tree every year.

This year, the tree was put up during the Advent retreat; it was here for our holiday party; and will stay up through Hail the New, our annual celebration of the new year.

Crane1
Crane1

In some years, a photo of our tree was on our holiday greeting cards.

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