Last year, I spent Christmas in Germany visiting my sister, who then lived in Freiburg and now lives in Cologne. Europeans are big on Christmas, nowhere more so than Colmar, France. Colmar was only a short bus ride over the Rhine from Freiburg. We spent the whole day there, relishing the Weinachtsmarkt – Christmas Market – which runs from late November through New Years. This town put Macy’s to shame!
Aside from lots of food, I only bought one thing- a lovely little framed carving of a single tree. Of all the zillions of trinkets for sale at the Weinachtsmarkt, that little tree caught my eye. Now, that tree hangs in my Teardrop and it always makes me smile. Always nice to find the one thing you love in a sea of stuff.
This year, the tree, the Teardrop and I are heading to Strasburg, Pennsylvania to spend Christmas with my whole family! My sister and her husband are flying from Germany and my brother from California. My family is pretty far-flung and we rarely all end up in the same place at the same time, but when we do, we always make the most of our time together. Here’s to a very Merry Morton Christmas!