The holiday decor at the Emory Conference Center

When I was a kid I loved helping my Mom and Dad decorate our Christmas tree. The tree was always artificial--green with plastic needles. (The story behind our fake tree was that one year the real tree in our house shed all its needles less than 24 hours before the big day.)

We covered our tree with colored glass ornaments and a variety of tiny sleds, bells and angels and, of course, silver tinsel. I loved throwing the tinsel on the tree, even though it was quite difficult to keep if from sticking together in clumps. I don't see much of that silver tinsel these days. Wonder if that's why.


Now, I get my fill of Christmas cheer elsewhere, like the Emory Conference Center, for example.

I had the pleasure of photographing their holiday decorations just last week. Here are a few of my favorites.