One of the Christmas traditions in my family is every year each of us receives a Hallmark Christmas ornament. Over the years, I've developed quite the collection of these ornaments. And many of the ornaments I've received cater to my geeky interests.
|My nephew Robby, receiving a Hallmark Christmas ornament|
A few years ago, I purchased a small artificial Christmas tree. Unfortunately, due to its size, not all of my ornaments would fit on it. However, I found that there was still enough room to decorate my tree with a geek theme.
|My Christmas Tree came pre-lit with lights|
The last two or three years, though I've put my tree out for Christmas, I haven't felt motivated to decorate it beyond the lights that came attached to the tree. But this year, I did feel motivated.
And so now my tree is up and decorated--geek style!
|My Christmas Tree decorated with ornaments|
|Part of the Star Trek and superhero themes|
|Part of the Star Trek and Star Wars themes|
|Part of the Star Trek theme|
|More of the superhero and Star Trek themes|
|Yet more of the Star Trek theme along with Mr. Monopoly and Bert of the Muppets|
|More of the Star Wars theme and...yes, you guessed it--Star Trek theme!|
I also found that once I decorated my Christmas Tree with themes that matched my interests, I also felt motivated to continue decorating. So out came my ceramic Nativity set. Stockings were hung over the fireplace. And for the first time, I also put up some outdoor Christmas lights.
|Traditional Christmas decorations, including a ceramic Nativity set|
|I even did some decorating outside this year|
Though I am glad that I have some more traditional Christmas items that help me and others remember that Christmas is really about Christ, and I think it's important that these get put out as well, I'm quite pleased that anyone that looks at my tree can tell that I am a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, Green Lantern, and the Avengers, just to name a few.
|No doubt about it... |
This is a geek's Christmas Tree!
So with both my geek and traditional themes on display, I'm pleased to say that in my home, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
|It's beginning to look a lot like...|