Of Angels, Christmas Tree Festivals And A Flash Fiction

Every year for one week in December, Cheap Street Church in the quaint English market town of Sherborne, Dorset, holds a Christmas Tree Festival.

Each tree is decorated by a charity or local club. This is what greets you upon first entering the church:

Entrance to Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, Dorset, England (c) Sherri Matthews

Entrance to Cheap Street Church, Sherborne, Dorset, England
(c) Sherri Matthews

Before walking along the side isles of the church to admire all the beautifully and uniquely decorated Christmas trees, my attention was immediately caught by the three trees twinkling prettily above the podium in front of the beautiful organ pipes…

(c) Sherri Matthews 2014

(c) Sherri Matthews 2014

…then back down again to this sweet little nativity scene:

(c) Sherri Matthews 2014

(c) Sherri Matthews 2014

Each tree is adorned with hand-made decorations in keeping with the theme of the group or charity.   Twinkling brightly away within the tranquility of the church setting,  it is lovely to be able to peacefully walk around, taking time to pause quietly and remember the real reason why we celebrate Christmas.

This aptly named ‘Feed My Sheep’ tree was made by the Food Bank, a wonderful organisation helping those in need:

Food Bank Christmas Tree (c) Sherri Matthews 2014

Food Bank Christmas Tree – Feed My Sheep
(c) Sherri Matthews 2014

Here is the Royal British Legion’s entry:

British Legion - In Remembrance (c) Sherri Matthews 2014

Royal British Legion Christmas Tree – In Remembrance
(c) Sherri Matthews 2014

The varied designs are all crafted so beautifully with love and care:

This one stood out for the miniature books made by the local library:

Literary Club (c) Sherri Matthews 2014

Sherborne Library (c) Sherri Matthews 2014

But I adored this Christmas tree made by a local knitting club.  If you look closely, you’ll see that the strand of Christmas lights are all knitted, as well as the lovely little Angel on top of the Christmas tree:

Knitting Club Christmas Tree (c) Sherri Matthews 2014

Knitting Club Christmas Tree
(c) Sherri Matthews 2014

I was so taken by this little Angel, and perhaps it is by no coincidence that Charli has asked us to write our flash fiction story this week about, well, Angels!  Anything at all, so long as it is 99 words, no more, no less.    Thinking of English market towns, their churches, their shops, their pubs, and of new beginnings, here then is my flash:

Angel’s Light

Gripping the steering wheel so hard that her knuckles turned white, Misty drove into the darkest corner of the car park and switched the engine off.

In the quiet and gripped by a sudden panic, she wondered why she had ever agreed to come on this blind date.

Walking across the dimly lit car park towards the pub’s entrance, a bright light suddenly shot across the sky. Misty looked up at the pub sign, now mysteriously illuminated, as she stopped short: ‘The Angel’.

A strange peace came over her then as she saw him walking towards her, smiling brightly.

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This post is also in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge of ‘Twinkle’.

About Sherri Matthews

Sherri has been writing full time since 2011. Currently working on her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', she has been published in a variety of national magazines, websites and three anthologies. Sherri raised her three, now adult children, in California for twenty years and today, lives in England’s West Country with her hubby, Aspie youngest, two cats, a grumpy bunny and a family of Chinese Button Quails. She keeps out of mischief blogging, gardening, walking by the sea and snapping endless photographs. Her garden robin muse vists regularly.
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108 Responses to Of Angels, Christmas Tree Festivals And A Flash Fiction

  1. Denise says:

    That’s so lovely… such a warm thing for a church to put on. Your flash fiction is positively poetic.

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh, thanks Denise 🙂 We try to visit every year, it is so lovely to just walk around at our leisure. The first time it was the day of the Christmas market and was so full we could barely see anything, so we went back on Sunday and as you can see from the photos, things were much quieter!

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  2. Mumblypeg says:

    Wonderful, as ever.I am especially taken with the Foodbank tree, ‘Feed my sheep.’ Over the past year requests for food have increased by 38%!!! I loved your angel story but now you will have to continue. How did it all work out, I wonder?
    Love and special blessings for Christmas M xxxx

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    • Sherri says:

      Yes, I thought of you when we saw the Food Bank tree and love their name 🙂 You do a wonderful job with all the help and support you help provide for those in need. Bless you dear Mumblypeg…how indeed did it all work out? Much love and all blessings to you too… ❤ xxxxxxx

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  3. The Collection of Christmas trees is delightful – I once was part of a group who joined in annually with our version of this theme, but it stopped running about 15 years ago due to the dwindling participation of the local organisations – which was really sad!

    Your story fills this romantics heart with joy! xoxo

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh how lovely Pauline but what a shame it stopped running. Sadly, this is all too common though isn’t it? I do hope that this festival continues, but judging by the response (it was packed out the first time we attended so we returned on Sunday when it was quieter) I think it will, for a while at least. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story too, nice to have a little Christmas romance 🙂 ❤

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  4. I haven’t seen such a variety of trees together for many years. They’re wonderful and a perfect place to display them.
    I loved the story, Sherri. The Angel. What a good omen. ❤ ❤ ❤ Delightful.

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  5. The festival and the trees are utterly charming. Hugs!

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  6. restlessjo says:

    A heartwarmer, Sherri! See what happens when you breath 🙂
    You reminded me about St. Mary’s at Whitby. They do something very similar. I haven’t been down there lately but it’s wonderful looking at all the individual efforts on the trees. Your pink angel is so sweet and I like the nativity too 🙂 Merry Christmas to you, hon. Keep those carols coming!

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh Jo, you helped me breathe today, so much more than you know 🙂 Ahh…St. Mary’s at Whitby, I love that place and I always love your posts from there. I thought of you with the knitted angel, reminded of your delightful ‘knitting’ posts. I have one more ‘knitted’ photo to post next before signing off for Christmas, I know you will love it 🙂 And the same to you dear Jo, a very Merry Christmas to you too…can you still hear me…? Fa la la la la laaaaa…. la la la laaaa 😀

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  7. TanGental says:

    How delightful. The good burghers and burgherinas of Sherborne are to be congratulated. The flash is beautifully structured. Touching without sentimental. Well done.

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  8. Amy says:

    I agree with all the comments above. Delightful, lovely, heartwarming… Thank you for the beautiful post, Sherri! Merry Christmas to you and yours. 🙂

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  9. All are wonderful, Sherri, but my favorites are #15 and the knitting club tree. What delights!
    Before the post-fire flood from the mountains, a little church near the base of Pikes Peak held decorated tree displays each December. No more than 3′ high, each decorated in any theme or color, and the chapel was always filled with at least 60 trees. Admittance was free with a bag of canned goods for Share’n Care. And on Dec. 24, each tree was delivered to seniors in nursing homes or families in need, along with bags of food.
    The chapel was a lovely place to sit and rest and pray in the evenings, lighted only by the shimmering little trees.

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh, yes, they are extra special aren’t they? Oh your Christmas tree display at Pikes Peak sounds just the same Marylin, even down to the delivery of the trees to nursing homes! Just beautiful 🙂 Was the chapel destroyed in the floods?

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  10. Yolanda M. says:

    AH!! lovely story Sherri – you really are a master storyteller. I have to agree with you – the knitting club’s tree is just wonderful and of course the library’s! We have a similar Christmas tree display down by the beach. Haven’t been to it yet but hope to get there before Christmas Day 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh, you are so sweet, thank you Yolanda, I’m delighted that you enjoyed the story 🙂 Oh I hope you get to go and see your trees, I’m sure it will be well worth it 🙂 There is something so magical about lots of little Christmas trees like this twinkling away so happily as if they too are excited for Christmas Day to arrive 🙂

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  11. Dina says:

    Wow, Sherri, you present glorious sparks and twinkles and a heartwarming story! ❤
    Best regards, Dina

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  12. What a wonderful lot of twinkles from those beautiful trees in the church. What a lovely thing for the church to do and what fun for the charities in making a tree and decoration to promote their charity. Your flash is superb. The Angel pub. Sounds as though it may have been one blind date that worked for Maisie. No wonder you have now put up your Christmas tree having seen all that inspiration – I will definitely go and do the same. 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Haha…yes, you can see why I was inspired now Irene 🙂 Glad you found the same and hope you’ve got your tree up now too! Yes, it is a lovely idea for the tree festival and afterwards you can go for tea or coffee and mince pies at the little church hall next door. So quintessentially English, I love it 🙂 And I’m delighted that you enjoyed the flash, I really struggled with what to write running with loads of ideas and finally the little knitted angel on top of the Christmas tree gave me the answer… 🙄 ❤

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  13. cardamone5 says:

    I love the knitting club’s tree. Awesome.

    Fondly,
    Elizabeth

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  14. Thank you for sharing your photographs of this beautiful church, Sherri. There’s something about a candlelit church and Christmas music that brings me to tears every year. I agree, the tree by the knitting club is wonderful!
    Loved your flash fiction! Misty was fortunate. Back in the day, any blind date I had made me wish I were blind. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend! xo

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh, thank you Jill, I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Yes, candlelit church services and carols are so beautiful 🙂 Oh aren’t those knitted lights and the angel just so gorgeous? And yes, so far as blind dates, I would have to say the same thing…until I met hubby 😉 Merry Christmas to you too dear Jill and DFD, but I’ll be in touch before the day (and thank you for your lovely email 🙂 ) xoxo

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  15. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, I love the hope found in your flash and how it ties into an English market town. It’s a quaint mini love story! And the photos of the church and trees are stunning and bring such joy just to look at each one. That sweet little knitted angel is like a doll and I would not have realized the lights were crocheted! Enjoy these days counting down to Christmas!

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    • Sherri says:

      Haha! Well, who would have thought, me writing a love story! My first ever, lol 😉 I’ll confess, I had so many ideas flying in and out of my mind with your Angel theme but I just couldn’t narrow one down. And then that sweet little knitted Angel gave me the story, somehow! I didn’t realise the lights were knitted at first either Charli, they are amazing aren’t they? Talk about patience 😉 So glad you enjoyed the flash, thank YOU…and yes, trying to enjoy the countdown rather than letting the stress eat away at it, which is not the idea at all. I hope for you just the same…and thanks for your email, I’ll be in touch shortly ❤

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  17. Loved your story, Sherri. The Christmas fair is wonderful, and yes that tree with the knitted light garlands and angel is out of this world. Some people are so talented and seemingly have endless patience. 🙂 The organ loft looks so beautiful with those twinkling trees. I hope all the charities did very well.

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh I’m so glad Sylvia, thank you so much 🙂 Yes, a lot of patience, I was in awe of the knitting club tree too!. I have one more photo from the festival to post before I sign off for Christmas and you’ll see how amazing this lady is with her knitting 🙂 From all accounts, I believe the charities did very well, it is a popular event and I hope it continues 🙂 xx

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  18. Lovely indeed my friend and love the Christmas spirit portrayed in your photos and post. And Misty reminds me of someone I know who long ago went on a blind date and found her true love. Beautiful post and beautiful story! ❤

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  19. Aww. Sweet flash. You little romantic. 😉 Those trees are so lovely, Sherri. The themed ornaments and “lights” by each charity group… Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Imelda says:

    Hi Sherri. I’ll be back. Sorry, I have not been around much. My inkwell has dried up. 🙂 I was here to read your Blue Coat Post except that I did not get to write a comment. I guess, my attention was diverted to something before I could make an intelligent response. 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Hi Imelda! Always a pleasure to see you and please don’t worry. I love how you check in on FB and that means a lot! I haven’t been able to keep up well either, we all do what we can. And no worries…this is such a busy time of year. I hope your Christmas preparations are going well…I bet your boys are beyond excited 😀

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  21. Rachel M says:

    What a wonderful tradition with the Christmas trees. They all look fabulous, especially the knitted one.

    Fantastic flash fiction as always too.

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  22. What wonderful Christmas trees 🙂
    Short by powerful flash fiction as well. Angel in disguise? I think there may be many of those in the world ^^
    Hope you are well, dear Sherri P xx

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    • Sherri says:

      They are so beautiful Jenny Jen Jen…and so lovely to see you again my dear! How kind of you, I am doing better thank you, and how are you? I hope you are enjoying the run-up to Christmas and feeling a little better… ❤ xx

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      • I’m glad to hear you’re doing better. I am myself, thank you. Ha, run-up to Christmas. I have Scrooge-syndrome, I’m afraid, so not really! 😉 Still, I feel my mind is focused on too many other things to worry about the Christmas run-up. I hope things as well your end, regarding Christmas or otherwise. I know I’ve kind of disappeared blog-wise for a while, but I shall get back to it at some point! I’m just not feeling it right now, and there’s no point in forcing a post. But you’ll see my words soon, I’m sure. Take care! xx

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        • Sherri says:

          Ahh, well, Christmas is a very strange time of the year no doubt about it. For me, I love nothing more than spending time with my family and when my boys are home then I will be able to do that for a few days and put everything, all the stress and worry of all that other ‘stuff’ aside. I hope you can do the same and enjoy your Christmas too Jenny Jen Jen and as for blogging, I know just what you mean. But so kind of you to pay me a visit anyway, ahh…that means a lot to me, really does ❤ I'm signing off today with a very short post until after the New Year so I'll be disappearing too, so I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year filled with every blessing. I look forward to catching up and reading more of your lovely words next year ;-)Thank you my dear friend, you take care too…sending you my present…a big Christmas hug and a special shining star. For that is what you are…God bless you always ⭐

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  23. prior says:

    I enjoyed your short fiction – and thanks for this festive share -I enjoyed the variety and I like how the knitted angel led into your little piece – and it was cool how they knitted the lights. Also the inside of this church has some nice woodwork and that organ – whew 🙂
    ❤ ❤

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    • prior says:

      I also forgot to tell ya -but when you make it on over to visit – last week I made a quick xmas art slideshow and a few pictures made me think of different folks that day – and one from Manet – had gold buttons – and your gold buttons were still fresh in my mind… so this is the one that was for mon amie ❤

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      • Sherri says:

        Oh Y, how wonderful! I love this, and those gold buttons, yes, just for me, wow!! I’m behind on my visits, but I will be over shortly, you can count on it, I always plan on coming by to see you mon amie… 🙂 ❤

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    • Sherri says:

      Yes, the woodwork and the organ are gorgeous aren’t they? I love this little church and with the Christmas trees twinkling away so happily, it makes for a wonderfully festive treat, very calming 🙂 Thank you dear Y, as always, for your lovely share 🙂 ❤ 🙂

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  24. It’s so very good to see the Christmas Tree Festival becoming more and more popular in the UK, Sherri. I am always overwhelmed by what the participants come up with each year, each tree having its own originality and beauty.

    A great piece of Flash Fiction as well. I hope they both lived happily ever after?

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  25. TBM says:

    I love all the trees, but loved the knitted lights. How adorable. I love this time of year. Happy holidays Sherri!

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    • Sherri says:

      It’s a wonderful time of the year isn’t it! Yes, we all seem to adore those knitted lights, they are a delight :- ) Thanks TB, Happy Holidays to you too 🙂

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  26. Steve Rebus says:

    Wow, fantastic photos of a beautiful event! 🙂
    Thanks Sherri for sharing this lovely post. Love story about Angels too! 🙂

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  27. I love the pictures, love the idea…I really miss the magic of Christmas in the cold. Silly perhaps, but it still seems more like Christmas when it snows. I’d even like some of the old Christmas movies and carols. …must be getting maudlin, or Christmassy. HOHOHO. 🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅💓

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    • Sherri says:

      Haha!!! Or should I say HoHoHo!! LOVE your row of Santas, so cute 🙂 I never did get used to spending Christmas in 80 degrees when I lived in LA, so I understand. Just didn’t seem right without the cold and the snow, or at least some frost. But I suppose it’s what you get used to. Nothing to stop us getting into the Christmas spirit wherever we are! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year Susan…see you in 2015 🙂 ❤

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  28. Letizia says:

    What a beautiful tradition! I can just imagine you walking into the church and being greeted by the sight of all those decorated trees! And I love the idea that they were all decorated by different charities. My favorites: the library one with the books and the Legion one with all the poppies. Happy holidays, my friend!

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    • Sherri says:

      It truly is a beautiful sight Letizia, and we have made it a tradition by attending every year. I feel that Christmas doesn’t really begin until we’ve visited the Christmas Tree Festival! Yes, I’m not at all surprised at your favourites, they are delightful aren’t they? Thanks so much my friend, and Happy Holidays to you too 🙂

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  29. Hi Sherri, beautiful church and beautiful decorations. I loved your flash piece and especially the ending. I want to mention that I haven’t forgotten the book I owe you. It was supposed to have been published as a paperback by now, but my publisher has been sick and then last week her mother-in-law passed away and now the holidays are upon us, so I’m not sure when it will happen. It’s a small publisher and I feel it would be an intrusion and a thoughtless thing to do to contact her at this time and ask when she’ll publish it. I will see to it that you get “Nightmares” (the book, not the dreams) as promised, as soon as it happens.

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    • Sherri says:

      Hi Donna! Haha…well, I’m relieved that you’re going to send me only the best kind of ‘Nightmares’ 😮 You know, I did think of your book recently. I have a Kindle Paperwhite now at long last so have been able to get on with my reading better at night (I seem to be a slow reader!) but I’m happy to wait until it is available as paperback as I would love to have it signed by you! So no worries, I wouldn’t be able to read it yet anyway. I’m so sorry to hear of your publisher’s troubles and I hope that things will be up and running soon for her and for you. Meanwhile, I always love to read your comments and I’m thrilled as always that you enjoyed the photos as well as the flash. Always means a lot to me that 🙂

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  30. sknicholls says:

    The chapel is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  31. What a lovely post for this time of year. I loved seeing all of the uniquely decorated Christmas Trees. Very nice. (Glad you managed to get angels into the post, too!) 🙂

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  32. Rajagopal says:

    What a riot of variety in Christmas trees, if I may say so sherri…the flash story thrillingly combines mild suspense with anxious hope….happy holidays and best wishes….Raj .

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank you so very much Raj, I’m thrilled you enjoyed not only the Christmas trees but also the flash story. Your feedback is invaluable, means a lot that 🙂 Happy Holidays, see you in 2015 🙂

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  33. jennypellett says:

    Love the little knitted things – what a great festival.
    I like that your flash fiction always contains a dark element. Hope Misty’s date turns out ok – bright smiles aren’t everything, are they … 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh Jenny, I love your take on the flash, you know me well it would seem 🙄 In this case though I did restrain myself from too much of that dark element and I can assure you that this bright smile brought good things for Misty 🙂

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  34. Tom Merriman says:

    Hello, Sherri (and Merry Christmas!)
    It looks like we’re at it again – I posted about Angels yesterday as well. Such good things, these coincidences! The signs were right and good for Misty!
    Loved the different Christmas Trees – such a good idea to bring folk together. I particularly liked the knitted decorations, and the Royal British Legion one was a little obvious who’d put that one together, but it’s still a stunning and simple design.

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    • Sherri says:

      Hello again Tom, and yes, can never say Merry Christmas too many times 🙂 Oh I am so behind with my ’rounds’ so I haven’t seen your Angels post yet…these coincidences are wonderful! Haha, yes, no guessing with the poppies but as with you , I was so taken with the beautiful simplicity of it, although the knitted tree seems to be the overall winner. Speaking of which, I have one more photo to post before signing off for Christmas…and to think I used to be so proud of my knitted orange and red tea cosies 🙄

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  35. Lovely coincidence that you had a perfect story and photo to match the theme of the challenge. I love how countries and people celebrate the holiday season in so many different ways. Regardless of religion December is a very special month that brings so much joy and hope for peace.
    Happy Holiday to you, Sherri, and to anyone reading your blog.

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    • Sherri says:

      Yes, thank you Evelyne, it really was an amazing coincidence. I wasn’t planning on doing a photo challenge post until the New Year, but when I saw it was ‘Twinkle’ I had one of those ‘Ah-ha’ moments as it tied in with Charli’s ‘Angel’ prompt and the photos I took of the festival. It’s great when that happens isn’t it? Happy Holidays to you too Evelyne, I hope that it is a time of great joy for you and your family. See you in 2015 🙂

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  36. Pat says:

    How lovely and festive, Sherri. Your photos really capture the love and joy of the Christmas holiday. Wishing you and yours a beautiful and loving Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless. ❤

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  37. Sherri such a wonderful competition I love the knitting groups effort too. Your short writing piece was a great read and you always leave us wanting more. I have a fascination for angels, I do believe they are out there. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    • Sherri says:

      Thank you so much Kath, I’m thrilled to know that you enjoyed the flash so much, music to my ears that, especially since I am relatively new to writing fiction. Really encouraging you are 🙂 As for angels, yes, I agree, always with us I believe. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a New Year filled with every blessing ⭐

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  38. Marie Keates says:

    Those trees are a wonderful idea. I especially like the poppies and the knitted decorations. Great flash fiction too 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      They are so beautiful Marie, I feel that Christmas has arrived once I’ve visited the festival. Yes, they are my favourites too 🙂 And thanks so much about the flash, really means a lot to me that 🙂

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  39. That was a good one! 🙂 You got a lot in those ninety-nine words. I enjoyed the photographs of the Christmas trees. I’m not creative enough to come up with a properly “themed” tree. My is kind of a hodge podge of old and new, this and that but I love seeing what other people can put together. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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    • Sherri says:

      Thanks so much Lilka 🙂 I don’t do themed trees either, mine is always pretty much the same with a lot of decorations that I’ve kept for many years, a lot from the States given by friends or that I collected (Hallmark collections back from the 90s, but some have broken since) and a few that I’ve kept that the kids made. It’s nice though to add a new one every year isn’t it? Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year, look forward to catching up in 2015 ⭐

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  40. hbobh3415 says:

    Obviously very far from Londonistan. Very comforting to know “civilization” still thriving.

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  41. Norah says:

    The trees decorating this church are amazing! Cheap Street Church indeed. It doesn’t look very cheap. It looks rich with the wonderful people from charities that help to decorate it. Are the trees used to raise funds for the charities?
    I love your flash. It ties in beautifully with the post, and wonderful to have a positive story come out of it.
    Best wishes to you and your family for the Christmas season. I look forward to reading more next year! 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Haha…yet, it’s a strange name isn’t it? Sherborne is one of those delightful English market towns that is the perfect place to visit at Christmas time. Of course, falling snow would be the icing on the cake! Yes, the money is given to the charities 🙂 I hope that it continues for years to come. Ahh…thrilled you enjoyed the flash, thank you so much Norah, and also for your lovely wishes. I would wish the very same to you and your family too and I look forward to catching up with you in the New Year. Happy Christmas Norah, see you soon 🙂

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  42. reocochran says:

    I enjoyed your ‘signs’ of the shooting star and the name of the pub, this made the story special, Sherri.
    As far as trees go, I would be the worst judge ever! I would wish to hand out awards and stars to all of them, for such originality and amazing variety shown. The food bank and the knitting club are my favorites, although the handmade books on the library tree were cute. Cheap Street Church looks magnificent and you did the place ‘proud’ in your photographs, Sherri! Hoping you and yours have a fantastic Season of Peace, with much merriment abounding!

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    • Sherri says:

      How lovely of you to take the time to read these posts Robin, I am thrilled that you enjoyed them so much, thank you greatly 🙂 The trees are truly a delight aren’t they and I am also so pleased you enjoyed the flash too. It is through Charli’s wonderful encouragement that I have recently delved into the world of flash fiction, since I write mostly memoir and creative non-fiction. Christmas is almost upon us…may peace flood our hearts and may yours be a most beautiful time of joy and blessing. See you soon my lovely friend 🙂

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  44. A festive, merry and bright images that celebrates the inner joy of the Holiday soon. A post that reminds me of the many blessings that Christmas brings. Thank you.

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    • Sherri says:

      Thanks so much dear friend…all blessings to you for the New Year and the year ahead…may all your dreams come true. God bless you and your family always, how wonderful to share the journey with you 🙂

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