Tuesday, December 04, 2007

spt



i quickly snapped a photo of my christmas card tree this morning, with it's one card clipped on. [barb, the photo in your card spoke volumes to me!! thank you!]

i am hurrying to get out of town for a quick business trip this afternoon, so i'm feeling very rushed and out-of-sorts. when i stop home to pick up my bag, i will leave a special treat for my mailwoman. i'll have to come back to post a photo of that, and a photo of myself for that matter.

what is it that makes going out of town (even for a quick trip) a frenzy?!?

here is the card tree that i made several years ago. i saw a photo of something similar in a magazine, and was feeling particularly crafty that year. (this was even before i was dating matty, so we're talking 10 years ago or more!) it wasn't until the tree was painted, assembled, and sunk in a pail of concrete (for stability) that i realized the inspiration piece was a tabletop tree!! probably 1/4 the size of the one i created. (who overlooks a detail like that?!?)

but i love my tree, and i am so thankful that each year it gets totally smothered with cards from family and friends. i can't wait to watch it fill up this year, too!


it may look a little bit like *charlie brown's christmas tree* right now, but just you wait!!


19 comments:

Jill said...

Thanks Lelly, this one was easy and I'm excited to see what everyone else does. I've never seen a tree thing like yours.

donna said...

Cute card tree :)~~~~~

Elizabeth said...

I love it! You will have to do an after shot also.

Amanda :-) said...

Wow, as I scrolled down I never expected your card tree to look like that! I've never seen one like that before. I thought it was going to be all twisty-twirly wirework.

Yes, you need to snap a picture of your postman/lady's gift as I'm still wondering what to give mine.

Your lack-of-scale-nous reminds me of that bit in Spinal Tap, where the props woman makes a teeny-tiny Stonehenge because the band scribbled " (inches) instead of ' (feet) on their sketch.

Kelly said...

That's a fun idea for a card tree! I have yet to come up with something more creative than tape on the door, but I was feeling bad for abandoning the SPT (not intentionally), and so I took a picture of it in all it's boringness anyway.

Have a safe trip!

Barb said...

That is a cool card tree. The size speaks of the number of loved ones you have in your life. Dang, I forgot about the RAK. My acts of kindness tend to be planned rather than random. I might have to do a follow up.

Michelle A. said...

What a great way to display your cards! I've been so MIA with SPT - so it's great to be posting - hope you get a lot more people to your site :)

Rachel said...

Thanks for an easy SPT to get me back in the game! I love YOUR card holder!

Hannah said...

I am laughing that it was supposed to be a table-top tree! It is cool and something I can't wait to see stocked!

Midge said...

Here's to us all filling our card holders up this year.

Bridget said...

Great idea! Love Christmas cards. Hope your trip goes well.

Amy said...

I love your card tree, and even better that it was homemade with Lelly love!

pjmesser said...

Okay lelly your card tree is cute. I just tape my cards to the back of the front door. Boring! I will take a picture after I get a few. 2 just looks ridiculous.

Kelly A. said...

I don't think your tree looks Charlie Brown at all. Way too complicated for Charlie Brown. I love it!

Will you take another picture for us later in the season when it is smothered? Very cool.

Claudissima said...

how original, although I would be worried that I did not fill it up....maybe after bloging things will brighten up...crazy I sent 200 cards last year, and only got probably 20 or so...maybe if I mailed them earlier....yeah

Holly said...

You are quite crafty Lelly--and not afraid to tackle a project requiring concrete!

Thanks for a fun SPT. Sorry I've missed so many lately--they are so much fun to do.

Have a nice trip!

carlo said...

love that you took a table top tree and transformed it to a supersized tree. honestly, a tabletop tree could hold what, 10? cards???

great work.

April said...

Hope I did that right...my first SPT, you know. Love your card tree...can't wait to see it all decked out!

michelle said...

I love the idea you used for your card tree! I totally need to remind myself of SPT this coming Tuesday! :)