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Garden Gate: Simple gifts of the heart

Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:04 pm

After decorating the Christmas tree branches with lights and ornaments, I stepped back to critique my efforts. Call me a design geek, but immediately, I found “holes” am ong the branches, spaces calling for ornaments to fill the voids. But I’d used all my ornaments. The next best thing? Make them. I found my stash of origami paper and started folding. Soon I had pink whales, purple penguins, and yellow birds perched among the branches. (Do whales “perch”?)

The Christmas tree looked complete and I felt better, maybe because in winter, what is evergreen becomes a sign of undying life.

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