I love this idea to use curly willow in a pot or jar and hang paper tags or ornaments from the branches. I did this this past Christmas with paper Christmas trees made out of vintage paper.It was so cute! Now I have some paper birds hanging but you could put anything light weight hanging from it with the same natural organic feel.
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paper tags with written messages. great idea for church. have kids write what christmas means to them. put their pictures on them. maybe gift for someone who's ill or needs encouragement. Have friends/family write notes of encouragement and gift. Use real tree.