The holiday season is marked by a variety of events. Wiltonians, young and old, will enviously eye plates of cookies set out for Saint Nick, congregate to pray around flickering menorahs and debate the annual task of giving “Secret Santa” a nondenominational alias. Many families will also engage in my favorite tradition, trimming the fine piece of greenery known as the Christmas tree.
Over the years I have been astounded by the elegance and beauty with which many families decorate their trees. The soaring, yet still pleasingly plump arbors are laden with color-coded ornaments, perfectly arranged to highlight the simple, but refined white lights wrapped daintily around the layers of branches, giving off an effervescent glow indicative of the peace and joy many equate with the holidays.