Here's a pic of my mom in front of the tree when she was in her late teens. I always feel like a bit of a slob next to my mom. She has always dressed to the nines. : )

One of our trees when I was a kid. Yes this is how Christmas has always been. Piles and piles of gifts.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
I love these pictures. Its like Christmas threw up on that tree. I've never seen so much tinsel.
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Originally Posted by iroc
We LOVED our tinsel. Us kids would throw it on by the handfuls and my mom would try to neaten it up later.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
For years I thought a Christmas tree looked "naked" without tinsel. Back in the 50's and 60's that was the way to decorate your tree. I finally got away from it and haven't looked back, though sometimes I do miss it