I love going and seeing all the beautiful and uniquely decorated trees. I also love going because it is so neat to know that so many people spend so much time and give so much to help the Primary Children's Medical Center. All the proceeds are given to provide medical care for needy children at Primary Children's. I was reading online at the Festival of trees website and found these fun facts that I wanted to share. The Festival of Trees was inspired 37 yrs ago. The first year they had 60 trees and raised $47,ooo. Now they have over 700 trees, not to mention all the other things now like wreaths, centerpieces, gingerbread houses and much more. Last year they raised a total of $1,567,525.80. (WOW that is amazing!) I would love to get involved more next year, not the usual money spent for the ticket and the money spent at the sweet shop. So if any of you want to get together next year and donate and decorate a tree let me know.
Here are a few pictures that I took.
This was the upside down tree.
I took a picture of this tree for Addison. She sure loves her bears!
I think this might be my favorite part of the Festival of Trees. I just love looking at all the Gingerbread houses, I love all the detail. I am definitely excited to decorate a gingerbread house this year, although mine won't be nearly as extravagant as the houses below. I mean seriously they are incredible.
I had so much fun going to the Festival of Trees with my mom, my grandma, and my aunt. It is such a fun tradition that I always look forward to doing every year. I am glad that Addison can now be apart of this Christmas Tradition. Here is one worn out little girl, Isn't she so sweet?!