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Pic of the Week: Trimming the Tree

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, that is. Every year, the Library decks its hall with a tall tree, replete with lights and ornaments for the enjoyment of the institution’s patrons. Here, you can see workers are putting on the finishing touches. How do you decorate for the holidays?

Photo by David Rice
Photo by David Rice

Comments (7)

  1. As grand as this year’s tree looks, it still can’t make a dent in the dynamic architectural setting of the Great Hall. Great photo David!

    Our family tree has a mix of family hand-me-downs and ornaments made or picked out by our kids, with an antique family village set around the bottom just like in my youth with light-up houses, cast iron figures, a mirror lake, and mica snow. HH

  2. A very charming picture.

  3. It’s nice you can put up a Christmas tree but the USPS won’t print a Christian stamp for Christmas; just a Jewish, Black and generic toy stamp. How much is your Christmas tree costing us?

  4. Beautiful! Thank you to all of Santa’s helpers at the Library for putting me into the Holiday Spirit! When my oldest brother was young, he said that Santa not only brought all the toys but the Tree also! He must have had a lot of great helpers like these back then. Happy Holidays!

  5. Buenas tardes

    Muchas gracias por compartir la imagen de su genial árbol navideño.

    Aprovecho el momento para desear a todos Ustedes:

    ¡Feliz Noche Buena! y ¡Feliz Navidad!


  6. Terry: The USPS issued stamps of Gingerbread Houses (no toy stamp) this year. They also issued a Christian stamp, of the Madonna and Child. Maybe you did not see them. The Jewish and Kwanza stamps are lovely, and part of this Holy Season.

  7. That tree is beautiful!! Our small town of Placerville has a grand tree on main street that we too light up each year! In fact, it’s a huge community gathering for the tree lighting and being part of the local tree service here, it’s always a little extra special for us to partake in the annual event!

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