It's surely not the biggest. And it might not be the prettiest. It's not the most historically accurate holiday tree, either.
It doesn't even have traditional Christmas colors. But it's bright, very bright.
To me, it seems brighter than ever because it's my first holiday tree in a decade.
My Christmas tree tradition came to a halt ten years ago. It happened when death came to visit during Christmas season 2000. Ever since, I've come to understand how Christmas can be a dark time for many who've lost the bright candles in their lives. I can relate.