Living in an apartment, I don’t have - or want - a lot of Christmas décor. Where would I store a tree? Each December, I find a fallen pine tree branch around my apartment complex, clean it up and dunk it in a vase of water. A quick and easy Christmas tree. I hang a few ornaments from the branch and my decorating is done. When the Christmas season is over and the needles are brittle, I toss out the “tree.”

My simple and disposable Christmas décor was the inspiration for my 2018 Christmas greetings.