By Johna Till Johnson
I didn’t celebrate Christmas after Vlad died. It was too hard. He loved it so much.
But when you have a visitor, a 16-year-old girl from Germany whose favorite holiday is Christmas and whose face lights up with glee at the mere thought of it…the situation calls for re-evaluation.
We attended the Christmas party at Brick Church, which included lemonade, cookies, and do-it-yourself Christmas ornament creation.
Clara made two ornaments.
But.. where to put them? We had no tree, and no plans to get one.
Now, it’s true that we’d agreed to get a wreath. So step one: Buy wreath, and decorate it. Clara affixed bells to bows, and added brass angels (repurposed napkin holders).
Step two: The tree.