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Darryl Moland’s Easter Trees {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND 2013)}

Darryl Moland’s Easter Trees

Without knowing it, I’ve been following in Darryl Moland’s footsteps. For the past three years he has been blogging about decorated trees and has published his own book on the subject. This month he celebrates an elegant Easter.

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Desert Bus 6 Thank You Note Front and Patch {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)}

$400 Raised for Desert Bus for Hope 6

Last year I created three strings of test tube Christmas/party lights for the Desert Bus for Hope 6 charity fundraiser. Two sets of lights were auctioned off, raising $400. Another set was given away during the event.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2013-Emerald 17-5641 {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)}

Pantone Color of the Year 2013: Emerald

On December 6, 2012 Pantone announced that the 2013 Color of the Year would be emerald, specifically PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. It is self-fulfilling prophecy, as Pantone is viewed as an expert on color in the graphic design industry. The Pantone Color Matching System has allowed for the faithful reproduction of color across products and processes, particularly in the printing industry, for over 50 years.

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Valentine Tree Closeup {Paper Wings (2011)}

Valentine Trees: Deciduous or Evergreen

Is it due to laziness or the after Christmas sales on trees that lead people to use artificial evergreen trees as Saint Valentine’s Day trees? Are those that use deciduous trees being more creative? Let’s take a look.

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Family Love Notes Valentine Heart Ornaments {Little Birdie Secrets (2012)}

Six Valentine’s Day Tree How-Tos

This month is host to Saint Valentine’s Day, the second most celebrated holiday around the world second to New Year’s Day. Here are six how-tos showing how you can have your own crafty Valentine’s Day tree.

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Snowy Owl Wire On Ornament {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)}

Scientifically Accurate and Correct Ornament Design

Most people don’t give it much thought. Is this ornament scientifically accurate? When discussing elves, fairies, and flying reindeer it is not often a consideration. But when an ornament represents a real object, human figure, or animal it does matter in some cases and to some people.

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Winterthur Dried Flower Christmas Tree 2012 {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)}

I Came for the Christmas Trees, But Found Much More

When I started The Tree Topper I was provided with some suggested places to find spectacular Christmas trees by Linda Cousins, an industry expert. One of those places was Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Delaware. After visiting I can attest that you have to visit Winterthur because words and pictures do not do it justice.

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Christmas Decoration Storage {Mel, A Dramatic Mommy (2011)}

8 Tips for Packing and Storing Your Christmas Decorations

By investing some thought and time this year you can save time and avoid frustration when decorating next year.

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The Shaker Abecedarious by Sandi Hoffman Closeup {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)}

Georgetown Jingle 2012 Christmas Trees- Part 3 of 3

The Georgetown Jingle was created in 2006 by the Four Seasons Hotel and members of the Washington design community to raise critical revenue for the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Georgetown University Hospital. Here are five more of the seventeen trees from this year’s event.

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Lego Tree by Samantha Friedman Closeup 2 {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)}

Georgetown Jingle 2012 Christmas Trees- Part 2 of 3

The Georgetown Jingle was created in 2006 by the Four Seasons Hotel and members of the Washington design community to raise critical revenue for the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Georgetown University Hospital. Here are five more of the seventeen trees from this year’s event.

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