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   23

 

We would like to thank each and every one of our partners for their enthusiasm and willingness to bring holiday cheer to their chosen organizations. Here is the final batch of our Christmas in the Community participants with their decorated trees and their recipients for 2015!
 
From Overwhelmed to Organized Blog for the Peel Family Shelter
 

Christmas in the Community 2015 – Decorated Ticonderoga Pencil Tree
Decorated by the kids!

 
The Peel Family Shelter helps provide “safe secure short term accommodation to families who are in a housing crisis,” and is Hilda’s chosen recipient for Christmas in the Community 2015.
 
This is Hilda’s first time joining the campaign, and she let the people at PFS choose what tree they wanted for their space—our best-selling Ticonderoga Pencil Tree. She bought glittery shatterproof ornaments, and animal and character ornaments, and donated some of her own. She got the kids involved in decorating the tree and they had a blast doing it!
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  Dec
   22

 

Here is the second batch of our participants’ beautifully decorated trees and their recipients for Christmas in the Community 2015!
 
Boxwood Clippings for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis
 

Christmas in the Community - Decorated Artificial Christmas Tree for Women and Children's Center
Sarah’s decorated tree full of bright and sparkly ornaments

 
Sarah and Emily of Boxwood Clippings picked the Center for Women and Children in Crisis as the recipient of their decorated tree. They chose this organization because as mothers, it has made them “reflect and connect deeper with the sisterhood of being a woman.” The center caters to women in need and the sisters were glad to be able to give some Christmas cheer to those who were going through a tough time. Silver and gold offers a classic touch to this contemporary white tree, and the ornaments bring sparkle to the display. They also put up a “Merry Christmas” tree topper and added some gifts underneath to complement their tree!
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  Dec
   18

 

(First of three parts)
 
This year’s Christmas in the Community Campaign was a huge success, and we would like to thank everyone for their participation and enthusiasm.
 
Without further ado, here are the beautifully decorated trees of our participants and their recipients for Christmas in the Community 2015!
 
Kim Six Fix for Bay Area Community Services

Kim Six is back, this time with a decorated Mountain Ridge Spruce Christmas Tree for Bay Area Community Services, a local non-profit that provides behavioral health, housing, and aging services for teens, adults, older adults, and their families. Kim decorated the tree for the front room of BACS’ Wellness Center with the help of her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.
 

Christmas in the Community - Kim Six Fix's Artificial Christmas Tree
Kim’s Mountain Ridge Spruce decorated for BACS

 
Silver and gold is Kim’s theme this year, and they decorated the tree with glittered ornaments and clear ornament balls stuffed with shredded metallic basket filler—all handcrafted by her daughter’s Girl Scout troop! Check out Kim’s post for a closer look at their festive design!
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  Dec
   17

 

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An unforgettable story, an unusual shape, or a few playful accents—what makes your tree different from the rest? Tell us why your Christmas tree is unique and get a chance to win Gift Cards in Christmas Tree Market’s Extraordinary Tree Photo Contest!

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  Dec
   10

 

Making your own gifts not only lets your loved ones know how much you care for them, but also allows you to personalize each gift that you give your friends and family. This year, I planned my gifts early and made these easy-to-make presents for a fun and exciting Christmas. From knitted gifts to delicious jams, check out my DIY Christmas gifts you can make for 2015!
 
Homemade Canned Food
 

DIY Christmas Gifts – Canned food
Successful canned food made months before!

 
This is a Christmas gift that I planned ahead of time. Raspberry jam, tomato jam, salsa—these are all gifts that add a personal touch. This is perfect for giving to friends and relatives as they can be enjoyed by everyone and can be done months before, helping you make a dent on your lengthy Christmas list!
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