We read The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston. This is such a touching story of the year a small town in the Appalachian Mountains almost did not have a Christmas Tree. We then needle felted our own Christmas Tree ornaments using a Christmas Tree cookie cutter, some felting needles, and colored wool. This is a fun handicraft for children because it is simple and beautiful. To me, this story and these needle felted ornaments celebrate the simplicity and the beauty of the Christmas Tree!