20 December 2017

Christmas Tree Festival

Every year a neighbouring village church holds a Christmas tree festival,
and groups from the area are invited to enter. 
There are a huge amount of entries and a huge amount of amazing ideas.

It doesn't have to be a traditional tree or indeed a tree at all, 
this display was a set of decorated shelves in the shape of a tree.

Disney Magic tree

Box Of Years

Santa got stuck up the chimney

The Winter Queen was stunning

Remembrance tree

Family tree

I liked the Shoe tree

my WI group's entry
one of our ladies wrote the words of the hymn on the ribbon which wound around the tree
The rest of us created the hills, the feet, clouds, sheep, bow of burning gold,
 arrows of desire, chariot of fire, sword, and my contribution - the dark satanic mills.

Cuttletrees was the winner voted for by the church committee.
It was a clever idea, a trio of trees made with forks and tiny lights threaded through them, 
it wouldn't have been my choice though, too severe and sterile for my liking.
The visiting public  then vote for their favourite.
I can't remember which one is was but it wasn't ours.

this was my favourite
The Spiral tree
it isn't shown in the best light though
it was a pretty spiral of greenery, cones, balls of string covered in fake snow, 
white and silver baubles and sparkly lights.

Treefold made out of folded paper was lovely.

The Library tree was clever
Covered with picture clues to book titles

I didn't win the raffle
but we did have a lovely time enjoying the trees and the craft fair nearby.

Hope you have enjoyed just a few of the Christmas Trees in the festival.

Polly x 


  1. Hello Polly,
    Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. While I am a traditionalist and like the good old fashioned Christmas tree, I must say some of these were just awesome. I might not have them in my house, but I would love admiring them at someone else's. Though I would totally have the fork tree as a centerpiece.
    Big hug and happy holidays.

    1. Thank you Giac, I'm a traditionalist too, I like a real tree, although some of those at the festival gave me ideas for next year! Happy holidays to to you too x

  2. How brilliant to see the different trees. I always enjoy people being creative. Happy Holidays, dear Polly.

    1. Thank you Amalia, I hope you and your family have a very Happy Holiday time xx

  3. Such a wide variety, some wonderful themes, I am sure it must have been hard trying to choose a winner.

    1. Hello mama, I briefly visited your site the other night but I was too tired to take it all in, I will go back soon. I would have struggled to decide on a winner x

  4. I love every single photo here. They're so innovative and it looks like it was loads of fun to attend. Merry, Merry!

    PS -- don't forget to stop by my blog before the 25th. I will have a link on each post to my 10th blogging anniversary drawing!

    And Merry Christmas!

    1. Hello Jeanie, it is a lovely, fun and friendly festival and craft fair. I will pop over to your site now. Merry Christmas x

  5. Replies
    1. Hello Jenny. They are, I'm so envious of people who have great ideas.


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