Tree of Light

We are now on the count down to Christmas and I am wondering where the year has gone…

I am also reminded of the Rotary Clubs annual ‘Tree of Light“, where people are invited to sponsor a light on the tree in memory of a loved one, or a cause that is dear to them.  The monies that are raised are given to various charities, the choices are different each year.

The name and symbolism of the ‘Tree of Light’ reminds us that there can be light and hope even in bleak circumstances.  The main aim of the ‘Tree of Light’ is to serve the public and the community which is at the heart of the Rotary organisation whose motto is ‘service above self”.

You can find a more detailed post about the ‘Tree of Light’ and why it means so much to me here.

9 Comments CherryPie on Dec 5th 2012

9 Responses to “The Tree of Light”

    • And dots until it lets you through – that’s the answer to the length of comment guardian :)

      • CherryPie says:

        That proves my theory on my previous post wrong ;-)

        But what you don’t know is that my local parish church is hiding behind this tree ;-)


        • I think I did know that, or at least know its significance in my dimly flickering memory banks, from your post last year.

          I find this time of year increasingly sombre and sad, due to memories and thoughts of the future. I must try to avoid that and seek out the light.

          • CherryPie says:

            I know what you mean December for the last few years has always been hassly, with extended family messing me about (apart from Mum, Dad and Mr C) until the last minute.

            But New Year’s Eve or at least the cross over from one year to the next is always my least favourite time of year. Something always seems to happen to sour things…

            Maybe we both need to focus on the light this year :-)

  1. james higham says:

    Trouble is that some nefarious sectors also use tree of light as their symbolism.

    • CherryPie says:

      This post is about community, charity, Christmas, family, friends, love and hope. It is also a commemoration to my Dad, which you would have realised if you had read the link to my longer article.

      But you want to spoil it by comparing it to politics. Shame!

  2. This is so Van Gogh. :)