Last night, the Husband, his brother, and his sister left to buy a Christmas tree. They returned with this monster.
That is one really, really big tree. I think itâ€™s about eight and a half feet.
In fact, the tree was so large that our tree stand wouldnâ€™t support it. So Mr. Tree is living in a bucket for now. Fortunately, the Husband had an impulse to buy not one but TWO trees â€“ â€œOne for upstairs!â€ â€“ so we put the smaller one in our base and decorated the little tree last night. Heâ€™s now in the TV room.
Maybe weâ€™ll get to decorate the big boy tonight. Or maybe heâ€™ll live in his bucket for the next week (odds are high).
Speaking of holiday cheerâ€¦
Remember the wonderful organization Headbands of Hope?
Headbands of Hope was created by a college student named Jessica. For every headband purchased from Headbands of Hope, the organization donates a headband to a girl who has lost her hair after cancer treatment.
Being a young girl presents many struggles with self-esteem already and losing their hair as a result of a life-threatening illness is traumatic. Not only do they have to face the risk of losing their lives, they feel that they lose a part of their identity. Headbands are a perfect way for these girls to feel "girly" and have a constant reminder that they’re not alone. Therefore, at Headbands of Hope for every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.
Jessica and I designed the Operation Beautiful headband to incorporate strong positive messages â€“ Vibrant, Strong, Beautiful, Hope, Courage â€“ on a pretty purple band. Itâ€™s stretchy and soft. Even Henry likes to wear it.
Spread hope and holiday cheer this season by purchasing your Operation Beautiful headband for $10.85. Your purchase includes an extra headband, which will be donated directly to a young girl going through cancer treatment. This is a great gift for friends and coworkers or little sisters and nieces â€“ and an awesome stocking stuffer!
If youâ€™re giving a girl in your life the headband, may I suggest pairing it with the new Operation Beautiful: One Note at a Time book for tweens and teens? A perfect gift combo! Thank you for your support! <3