Last year I had the pleasure of working with Christmas Tree Market to donate a decorated tree to a local nonprofit and it was honestly one of the highlights to my year. Of course, I jumped at the chance to participate in the Christmas In The Community program again with this Home Tweet Home Christmas Tree, donated to Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center.
Before I start talking about the tree and it’s decorations, how about a bit of background on the important nonprofit I was fortunate enough to work with? In their own words:
Las Americas is a 28 year-old, homegrown, non-profit dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees and battered women. Las Americas lawyers and staff are committed to providing legal representation to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it.
Before I started decorating, I spoke with a representative and they mentioned that because birds know no boundaries, they’re often used as symbols in immigrant advocacy. I absolutely loved this beautiful sentiment and went with “Home Tweet Home” as the theme.
Setting up the gorgeous 6 ft. pre-lit tree from Christmas Tree Market was a breeze with a little help from my mom! I had set up the tree the night before to arrange the branches and add some of the larger elements (snow and tulle) so that on the actual day we were dropping off the tree all we would have to do is hang the ornaments. Just like Santa’s little elves, we came in and set up the tree in under an hour!
Thank you, Christmas Tree Market, for giving me the opportunity to give back to my community while doing something I love! I hope Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center enjoys their tree for many years to come!