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Morning Call: Trees of Historic Bethlehem offer holiday decor inspiration


t’s an integral part of the holiday decorating season.

In the next few weeks, people across the Valley will be getting out boxes of ornaments, lights and tinsel to fill the branches on their Christmas trees with whimsical, nostalgic trinkets that recall memories.

Many of us acquire new ornaments when we travel. Others are added to our collection because they relate to a hobby, were given to us by family or friends, or were inspired by home décor we saw and loved.

Whatever your reasons, there’s no wrong way to decorate a tree. Especially when you’re surrounded by so much local inspiration.

Over the years, a myriad of ornaments have been used to decorate trees in the Christmas City. The “Trees of Historic Bethlehem” are a longstanding tradition for the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and carry on the legacy of the late Jan Bealer, the onetime head of the city’s decorating committee for more than 30 years.

This year, thanks in part to the Jan Bealer Christmas Endowment Fund, visitors to Historic Bethlehem will have the opportunity to view 23 beautifully decorated trees at four historic sites...

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