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Islanders and one former Islander, sent us their Christmas trees

Dobie Lewis’s red and white tree and festive décor (even the gifts are matching) had 14 likes and comments.
Dobie Lewis’s red and white tree and festive décor (even the gifts are matching) had 14 likes and comments. - Submitted

Journal Pioneer 2017 Christmas Tree Contest had 78 entries

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – A total of 78 photos were submitted to the Journal Pioneer 2017 Christmas tree contest this year.

Entries exhibited a lot of creativity and some were actually trees that had transformed into other beings, like Mickey Mouse and a Ghost of Christmas Future. Most were artificial although some were real. Some had pets sitting nearby while many had various depictions of Santa situated beside or underneath. Some were very modern looking and colour co-ordinated while others had the old-fashioned appeal of traditional ornaments, tinsel and icicles.

 

Pat Beauchesne of Schurman’s Point had a huge tree in her window which garnered 27 likes from viewers.
Pat Beauchesne of Schurman’s Point had a huge tree in her window which garnered 27 likes from viewers.
This tree photograph submitted by Amy and Blain Buchanan of O’Leary was randomly chosen as the winner of the Journal Pioneer 2017 Christmas Tree contest.
This tree photograph submitted by Amy and Blain Buchanan of O’Leary was randomly chosen as the winner of the Journal Pioneer 2017 Christmas Tree contest.

 

We also invited submissions of other centrepieces of Christmas décor, besides trees, and a number of you sent in decorated mantles over cozy fireplaces.

Submitted photos came from across P.E.I. and one from Melissa Frankland, an Islander now living in Winnipeg, Man.

 

Melissa Frankland, an Islander now living in Winnipeg, Man.,
Melissa Frankland, an Islander now living in Winnipeg, Man.,

 

Unfortunately we don’t have the space to print all 78 entries, but here is a good sampling of those photos that got the most attention on our Facebook page and comments from those who viewed our 2017 Christmas tree album.

 

Cheryl Johnstone Garnhum sent in a collage of her tree and other co-ordinating Christmas décor and 11 people appreciated her style.
Cheryl Johnstone Garnhum sent in a collage of her tree and other co-ordinating Christmas décor and 11 people appreciated her style.
Kerry Pickering of Kensington, one of the first contest entrants, got the thumbs up from 15 Facebook viewers.
Kerry Pickering of Kensington, one of the first contest entrants, got the thumbs up from 15 Facebook viewers.

 

One submitted photo was chosen randomly to win four tickets to see singer-songwriters Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside for an intimate night of award-winning music on Jan. 12. The winners were Amy and Blain Buchanan of O’Leary.

 

 

Lisa Dawn Fitzgerald’s tree was merry and bright, and a dozen people thought so too.
Lisa Dawn Fitzgerald’s tree was merry and bright, and a dozen people thought so too.
This country-style tree, right down to the aluminum bucket tree stand, was submitted by Brandi Doucette of Tignish.
This country-style tree, right down to the aluminum bucket tree stand, was submitted by Brandi Doucette of Tignish.

 

 

 

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