One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our Cathedral Mouse tree. A church in our area makes Cathedral Mice ornaments, with a different theme each year. They've been doing this since the 1960s, so they've thought of a lot of themes! This year's mouse was a Fitness Mouse - a girl with an iPod and earbuds, and a boy with little barbells in his hands. Mouse Pickup Day is always the first Saturday of December, so that's when the Christmas season starts for me. There's also a bake sale and craft sale there, too, so it's a fun errand.
We have a small tree with just the mice on it - you can see the golfer, a Milwaukee Brewer, a jester, Santa, a railroad guy, and lots of others in this picture. This tree creates quite an opportunity for our cat - she loves to bat at these and knock them off the tree. Then if the dog picks it up to play with, the dog gets in trouble - it's a win-win for the cat!
Thanks for dropping by my Christmas party!