This post is three weeks too late.
But I really want to do this every year, record the little things added to the tree, all gifted some time through the years.
In 2009 I hurried back from Ahmedabad on 24th Dec so that we could put up a tree in time for christmas -for Sanah. I had spent two weeks in Ahmedabad, on work. On 23rd I lamented that I did not have enough time to get something interesting to add to the tree decorations. Just as I was packing to leave an old friend showed up with a paper packet stuffed with little kites in every colour.
Striped snakes and red chillies - a strange trinket that was gifted to the child by her nani two years back. Its made of glass, so it was duly packed away with the christmas decorations by the ever cautious mother.
A white kangaroo her father picked up for her when she was 1 month old.
A gift from a friend who came to visit her soon after she was born. She ran out of numbers counting them on our recent trip to the desert. She was gifted a big leather one by another friend who works there, Sanah named her Dorothy. Her father tried to get her to change the name to something more place appropriate like Rukmavati, no, it stays Dorothy.
Her closest friend in school visited Bhutan, her mum got both the girls these little dolls.
I have been building a little collection of angels for Sanah. Her nani found this one named George, both Sanah and George were thrilled with this addition.
This miniature crib was gifted to George by my mum's Peruvian friend many years ago.
A motley collection of angels and animals keeping guard.
General christmas cheer- a snowman and a santa whose beard is unravelling, unfortunately.