Saturday 16 December 2017

Christmas Tree Festival 2017

We visited the church today to see all the trees - 60 real Christmas trees all decorated differently, so may clever themes. Here's a few of my favourite play on words:

The Pair Tree - everything was hung in pairs (but just one pair of scissors hee hee)

Trigonom-e-tree - card shapes decorated by the little ones at nursery

Local Dignitrees - this was the Parish Councils entry with plenty of photos

Knitivitry - this lady knits such gorgeous little ornaments every year

As you know I stitch ornaments for my tree every year and a few of my stitching friends very kindly send ornaments too. You can see them in my recent posts - thanks everyone.

This year my tree was Winter Wonderland and I really am delighted in how it looked amongst all the other amazing trees in church with lights everywhere. The smell in church is amazing as all 60 trees are real - all in all a wondrous Christmas sight.

The Nativity - donated by
Radford and Halbrooks Methodist Church
Three Wise Men - donated by
Radford and Halbrooks Methodist Church

Stars for our Dads added to the
Remembrance Tree

The Blue Planet Documentree
 - Phoebe 'n' Aubrey Oliver

Wedding Bells - Ansley Ringers
Knitivity - Maureen Webb
The Artery - Betty Gadsby
My tree with a superb model of our church
Looking towards the altar - such an amazing sight
 It is such a great event to be part of - the trees stay in place right through Christmas making the services extra special and being a superb addition to any winter wedding.

The money raised this year is going to church funds with 20% being donated to Nuneaton's main hospice - Mary Ann Evans. Huge cheers for everyone involved - thinking cps on for 2018 !


Christine said...

They all look fabulous Clare

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A great selection of trees, Clare. I wish our church did something like this.

Julie said...

The church looks magnificent, so bright and colourful. Lots of great ideas again this year.

Tea Tree - not the oil but teacups and teapots?

Justine said...

I love Julie's idea! The trees look so beautiful Clare. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Thanks everyone - there is always a Tea Tree full of cups, teabags, spoons, little sugar packets - very clever. It is done by the village social group. It is getting harder and harder to think of new themes as the festival has been going over 8 years - the dentist always does 'dentistry' full of mini toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and cut outs of teeth hee hee

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Your tree does look beautiful!
I think it's a wonderful idea for a church festival and look forward to next year's theme.