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Whispers of Hope

This year, our tree is inspired by the original writings and illustrations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We used actual clippings from a 1946 copy of the book, and upcycled ornaments and related trinkets.

In particular, a poem included in the introduction from 1867 entitled “Christmas Greetings from a Fairy to a Child”, helped us connect this fanciful classic to the holidays:

Lady dear, if Fairies may

For a moment lay aside

Cunning tricks and elfish play,

'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.


We have heard the children say—

Gentle children, whom we love—

Long ago, on Christmas Day,

Came a message from above.


Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,

They remember it again—

Echo still the joyful sound

"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"


Yet the hearts must childlike be

Where such heavenly guests abide:

Unto children, in their glee,

All the year is Christmas-tide!


Thus, forgetting tricks and play

For a moment, Lady dear,

We would wish you, if we may,

Merry Christmas, glad New Year!

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Photo Courtesy Peter Kalasz Photography 

Music - Sleigh Ride        Musician - Home for Christmas

Starting Bid $50

Winner - Alison MacMaster

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