Originally published on Southside Daily. Excerpt below, read full post here.
The trimming of trees is a symbol of winter dating back to ancient times. While many leaves fall, the evergreen trees keep their emerald shade all year long, becoming even more spectacularly beautiful under lights twinkling like stars and ornaments varying from the clay handmade stars from childhood to bright, delicate globes.
Along with the beauty of the Christmas tree comes the spirit of giving and of peace. For the third year in a row, Town Center of Virginia Beach is holding their annual Festival of Trees Competition which rewards the winning business with a $250 donation to the non-profit of their choice.