Each year, after the Christmas tree at my in-laws’ lake cottage is trimmed, we turn off the lights and my son and I slide in under the tree to gaze up through the tree at the lights. The criss-cross of branches backlit by the soft glow of the lights creates an almost magical view. It’s something that I enjoyed long before my son was born, but now it’s one of those traditions that make the holidays truly special.
As I lay beneath the tree this year — a year in which I’ve met so many wonderful plant lovers — I wondered what plant traditions others had during the holidays. I’d love to hear your stories of how plants are a part of your holiday traditions. Just leave a comment below. As a little extra incentive, I’ll randomly choose one commenter to receive a free 11×14 print from my photo collection. I’ll choose the recipient at 9am on Sunday morning (9am CST) on 12/19, so comment early!