Holiday Warmth s00469


Sam Hood. Christmas Tree in Studio. 1937. Photograph. State Library of New South Wales, Austrailia. Flickr Commons. Yahoo! Inc.. Web. 9 Nov. 2014. Digital Image.
Sam Hood. Christmas Tree in Studio. 1937. Photograph. State Library of New South Wales, Australia. Flickr Commons. Yahoo! Inc.. Web. 9 Nov. 2014. Digital Image.
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5 thoughts on “Holiday Warmth s00469”

  1. Many people took this blog prompt to be about material things that create value. However, I like your approach which focuses on the value that goes along with family, memories, traditions, and connections. It’s true that everyone has those childhood memories of putting up the Christmas tree or lighting Hannukah candles. To different people, these obviously have different meanings, but they all come back to having a strong connection with family and your background.

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  2. I love this picture. It conjures an image of everything I considered most important in my childhood and continue to today. Christmas has a very strong connotation with hope, dreams, kindness, family, time together, giving, and taking time for each of these activities. These are the values we should esteem the most and this photo represents this ideal.

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  3. The tree looks like it has home-made ornaments. Popcorn strings. Envelopes. There are no lights; no shiny glass balls. My mom, for awhile when I was a kid, tried to do “crafty” trees. Once we did ornaments just with food. Green and red M&Ms in an ice cream cone to make ornaments. Popcorn and cranberry strands. Candycanes.

    I think we overlook sometimes how much economic activity is rooted in older, non-economic activities. The Christmas tree as a sign of evergreen life in the midst of winter dates to Roman times. We can get bummed out at the commercialization of culture or holidays, but at their hear, they are ours. You can reclaim them, like maybe these women in Australia (?) were doing in the depth of the Great Depression.

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