Sunday, December 20, 2009

There's something about Christmas ornaments

I hear the greatest stories about children making ornaments for their Christmas tree, and see friend's trees, laden with handmade designs. I don't remember this as a kid, making ornaments. Snowflakes, yes; ornaments, no. We didn't have a tree in our house to decorate, maybe that's why. I do remember putting peanut butter on pine cones and stringing popcorn for the birds.

When I got married, I thought, wouldn't it be neat, to get a special ornament each year. And I have been collecting them every since. Over the past few years, I've been getting nice ones, that sing and move. This year, I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I had to look. Yesterday I was out shopping, and went by my favorite Hallmark store, to see if there were any cute ones left. After all, it IS the last weekend before Christmas.

And wouldn't you know it, an Ireland: Doorways Around the World. There was just one on display, and I couldn't find the box. Just then, a nice woman came up and asked me if I needed some help. "I'd really like this one, if you have the box." She got it for me. I think it was just waiting for me.

Just a door, to remind me of the fabulous trip I took with my family.

Can you guess what my first ornament looked like? Click here

8 comments:

UberArt said...

What a wonderful tradition! That's so cool when it seems something is just destined for you.

I've been taking my son ornament shopping each year, so hopefully by the time he's old enough to be on his own he'll have a box full of ornaments he picked out himself! (I'm not sure how much he'll like Mr Potato Head when he's 25 though!)

Kathleen said...

How fun! I made and collected ornaments for my daughter and when she got married, I gave them to her. She had enough to decorate her tree with memories of all her growing up years. She is adding to it, now, with the grandkids =) And my tree is gathering some new creations made by thier little hands =) Very fun tradition!

BeadedTail said...

That ornament looks like it was made for you this year! We get a special ornament each year too. It brings back such wonderful memories each year as we bring them out which is exactly what the season is all about.

Splendid Little Stars said...

How awesome that you found this particular ornament!
I do have some special ornaments, but not one for every year. My favorite is a glittered, rickracked baby food jar lid my son made at preschool. It has a photo of him in the center.

Tulips Talking said...

It was meant to be!

Your 1st looks like out 1st! LOL

Nancy said...

Wow, that's really a perfect one for you! Hopefully all is going well with you!

Athena said...

Lovely! And you're right-- what a perfect ornament for you. :) I've been getting an ornament every year since my daughters were born. I love the tradition.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How perfect!!! I love when surprises like this happen :)
Love your first ornament too :)

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