Well, I think putting up 4 Christmas trees is my limit! The last week or so I put up 2 small trees (7 foot) in the store. One of the trees is dedicated to Texas ornaments and one is solely cardinals. They both turned out very pretty. The other two trees are very large and I had to have Mark come to the store to help. We put one tree up in the store and decorated it with hundreds of ornaments, all for sale.
The last tree we put up is in the exhibit hall and we only used red and gold ornaments. This tree is for decoration and the ornaments are not for sale. It’s a beautiful tree.
After putting up all the trees there is still a lot of other decorating to be finished. I’ve been putting up Christmas decorations for 2 weeks!
And, while I've got your attention, I'd like to let everyone know about an event we have coming up at the park:
Holiday Cookie Decorating & German Traditions of the 1900′s
Saturday, November 26, 2011. 10 AM to 3 PM. Free of charge, but donations encouraged.
"Bring the entire family and have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the 1900's. Visitors can enjoy participating in the German holiday traditions of icing a holiday cookie to hang on their tree at home and old fashioned candle making. Also, stop by the State Park Gift Shop and find great one of a kind pottery gifts, ornaments and decorations. These gifts are sure to please anyone on your list. What a great way to kick off the Holiday Season!"
Mark will be working at the farm and I'll be working in the exhibit hall where visitors can decorate a wooden cut-out gingerbread (boy or girl).
Last year we had a lot of fun. So, if you're in the area, come on out!