What Tops Your Tree?

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As I’ve gotten older, and out of my parents house, I’ve discovered that there are many ways to top a Christmas tree. (Obviously) We would always top our tree with a star because I was raised in a Christian household. The star on top of the tree represents the star that God put into the sky the night that Jesus was born to guide the three wise men to the baby Jesus.

Some people like to put an angel on top of their tree, I’m guessing because an angel also represents the religious meaning of Christmas. An angel appears to Mary and tells her she will carry the savior in her womb and an angel also appears to some shepherds and tells them about the birth of Christ and tells them to go see for themselves and in turn they spread the news.

I’ve also seen people top their tree with a Santa hat, since Santa comes on Christmas eve to deliver presents I guess it’s a sign for him to know that the tree is where he puts the presents? I don’t know.

I’ve seen people top their trees with big ribbon bows, I’m guessing in reference to presents and how they’re decorated like a tree and the fact that presents go under it as a part of the theme of it.

My brother in law has a little cut out figure of Dimebag Darrell from the band Pantera that he puts on top of his family’s tree.

Google also revealed a plethora of ideas for tree toppers.

I guess my point is I find it very interesting how there are so many different ways to top a tree. I know it’s kind of silly but I love discussing differences with people even if it’s just what they put on top of their Christmas tree. I also love the different styles of decorations they put on it as well. I just like a green tree with ornaments, multi-colored lights, garland and a star on top. Maybe one day I’ll switch it up but for now simple is just fine.

What do you top your Christmas tree with? What colors and types of ornaments do you like to decorate with?

My Christmas Wish List

Whenever anyone asks me what want for Christmas I never know. I thought this year I’d actually sit down and think about it so I have a answer.  Of course I always want books but there are a few things I wouldn’t mind having. I love giving gifts as much as I love getting them so I have so much fun picking them out, it’s so much easier when I can read lists like this. Here’s what I am hoping Santa will leave under my tree:

1. The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke: I love his podcast so I know I’ll love these.

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2. Dare to Create palette from Morphe: The colors in this palette are just screaming my name. There are so many looks I could create with this.

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3. Modestly by Dina Torkia: I just love her, she’s a YouTuber and a great one at that. She has such an infectious personality and I find her and her husband quite entertaining. I would love to meet her one day. I know that her big thing is modest fashion but I know this book has much more than that.

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4. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish: I think this woman is absolutely hilarious. I would love both the physical copy of this book and the audio version. She just makes me smile and I could use all the comedy I can get right now.

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5. Harrow and the Harvest vinyl by Gillian Welch: She is my top favorite female musician and Harrow and the Harvest is my favorite album by her. I know I would just love to hear her music on an old fashioned record player.

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6. Yoga dice: I love doing yoga but I don’t attend classes anymore since they’re so expensive. So this would be a fun way to switch things up.

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7. A new phone: I’m not sure which one I want but I just know the one I have needs to be replaced.

8. Gift cards: I always appreciate gift cards, especially if they’re for Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Barnes and Noble, Sephora, Ulta or Forever 21.

I’m excited for Christmas and I hope you are to. What’s on your Christmas Wish list?