Some of you may remember photos of my brother's Christmas tree from the past - he would get a live tree that reached the ceiling. He needed a ladder to decorate it. Now he and his partner have a more manageable "fake" tree, but they have a lovely tradition... They saved part of the trunk of every tree from their past, etched the year on the bottom, and made them into candle stands. As a child Christmas was a huge deal, so it's always kind of a sad time for me now. I try to do stuff for others who might be lonelier than I. I enjoyed seeing the pink trees - any other shares?