Tuesday, December 9, 2014

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas tree... How lovely are thy red and purple branches!

There's something magical about the holiday season. The chill in the air, the excitement of upcoming festivities, plenty of shopping (our official sport), and the memories made with family and friends. The magic that is felt around the holiday season can also be felt in the everyday activities and interactions we experience in the Red Hat Society. We like to say there's "Magic in the Hat."

Earlier this month, we saw something that just made our hearts smile at Hatquarters- Members of the Red Hat Society were combining their passion for Sisterhood with their passion for the holidays, by incorporating red and purple in their holiday decorations. Not only were they decorating beautiful Red Hat trees for their houses, but they were spreading the Red Hat magic by decorating trees for assisted living facilities and public events.

We captured as many photos and the accompanying stories or messages that were shared on Facebook that we could find. But we could always add more! If you have a Red Hat Christmas tree that you would like to share, post it on our Facebook Page, and we will include your photo. Enjoy!

Ambassador Queen Duchess of New York Jeanette (Ohio, United States)- "My Chapter The New Hattitudes of Toledo, Ohio did a Red Hatters Christmas Tree  at the Wildwood Metro Park Manor House. This was the first time anyone has volunteered to do a Red Hat tree for the annual event."




Duchess Diva Deb (California, United States)- "Not big and fancy, but here is the Duchess' Ode to Red Hat Christmas Tree. She be little, but she be mighty! She is tree #3 in my holiday home."



Lady On D Go Irma (Texas, United States)- "Finally got my Red Hat tree done. Merry Christmas to all!" 



















Queen Mother Margaret (North Carolina, United States)- "Merry Christmas! Here's my Purple Red Hat Christmas tree with a little bling!"


























Queen Ms Jere (Tenessee, United States)- "Here is our tree that the two Queens of Shellbyville, TN display at the Fly Art Center for the Festival of Trees. It is in honor and memory of all of our Members. We make clear ornaments with the pictures, names, birthdates and passing dates in memory of each Member that is now in the Heavenly Red Hat Group. The honor art is that we love our Members, and we have dinner around the tree with them on the first Saturday of December, and we attend the play the Art Center puts on every Christmas. Every time Cindy and I have decorated the tree (nine years) we always say, 'This is the best one ever!'"  







































Queen Regal Lady Amy (California, United States)- "My Red Hat Tree for 2014! Merry Christmas to all!"



Queen Scarlett Butterfly Edith (North Carolina, United States)- "The Undecided's Red Hat Chapter of Newton, North Carolina decorates a Red Hat Tree each year at Carillon Assisted Living for their festival of trees. Our tree is in the front sitting area, and all of the visitors view it when entering the facility. This is great publicity for the Red Hat Society! We provide information about the society on the table nearby and some Members are there for the main event to answer questions."


























RHS Member Linda (Maryland, United States)-  "This is the Christmas Tree Hat I made to wear to the Red Hat Holiday luncheon today in Baltimore." 





 



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