Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, visitors and locals descend on tree farms in Easton, aka “The Christmas Tree Capital of Connecticut,” to choose or cut their holiday trees. And so begins the season of mirth evidenced by the delightful mix of holiday decorations subsequently seen on lawns and porches, through windows and around town buildings, the latter made possible by the Easton Garden Club, whose members have a history of giving back to the community dating back to 1938 when the club was founded.

Easton Garden Club members began at the Easton Library and headed across the street, placing fresh pine wreaths with their brilliant red bows on the Town Hall building. They then spread out to Easton EMS, Easton Volunteer Fire Company, the Senior Center, Adam’s schoolhouse, and more. The large potted planters receive special touches with seasonal greens.

Members also hand delivered poinsettias to seniors in need for the holidays. Thanks go to Alison Witherbee, Easton municipal agent for the aging, together with the Easton Senior Center, for providing the names of recipients.

As seen below, many in town have created memorable decorations in observance of both Christmas and Hanukkah. Some serious, others, lighthearted.

Wishing you a peaceful and joyous holiday season from all of us at the Courier.

The Easton Garden Club’s purpose is to increase interest in gardening among membership and the community and to advance practical knowledge in the culture and care of plants, shrubs, trees, birds, and wildflowers. The club is concerned with open space in the community and works to protect the environment and improve the quality of life in Easton through contributory and charitable activities. The Easton Garden Club is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Visit their website at

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