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11.28.2005

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o christmas tree how to decorate the tree for (almost) free by Yee-Fan Sun | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Foreign coin tied in ribbon

To learn more about the tree and to check out some of the decorations up close, click on any box in the image at left. 

The boy and I have always loved traveling, and since moving to the UK last year, we've been fortunate to be able to go to all sorts of fun new destinations.
As a result, we're always finding weird foreign change in our pockets and drawers -- coins that aren't worth all that much and for which we don't have much use, but which we still can't quite bring ourselves to get rid of. This year, I co-opted a few of these coins for the tree trimming. The biggest challenge was figuring out a way to tie them up -- ribbon has a pesky tendency to slide off circular shapes. In the end, I cheated a little by securing the ribbon with a smidge of clear tape. The coins make nice reflectors for the string lights, and serve as a happy reminder of some of the cool places we've been to as well.

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