Christmas Eve

When I was a kid I used to find auto fuses on the street and pretend they were spaceships akin to an X-wing fighter. And the Christmas tree was the mothership. Sometimes I miss my childhood imagination.

We got a little crazy this year and took advantage of the tall ceilings in our present living space this year. My wife and her parents went to a tree farm near Seward, Nebraska and felled an 11′ tall Canaan Fir (above). It’s the first tree we’ve had in two or three years.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

3 Responses to Christmas Eve

  1. Marissa says:

    Wow, 11ft is impressive. Gorgeous. Merry Christmas. I’ve never had a real tree.

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