Saturday, December 08, 2007
spt - it's ornamental
when i married (or moved into my first place, can't quite remember the event), my parents presented me with a plastic box full of my childhood ornaments. it is a very special box, with ornaments dating back to my very first Christmas, 1969.
each year, and as the family grew, my father would present each member of the family with an ornament of the year. sometimes they were handmade (who doesn't love a dad who can cross-stitch?!?), sometimes they were bought overseas, sometimes they were too fragile for our little fingers, sometimes they simply went with a theme (snowmen, angels, santas... there's some "holly hobby" in there, too).
so when i got my box, it was full of memories, and there were plenty of ornaments to decorate my first *grown-up* tree. i have brought this tradition into my home, and now i take on the awesome responsibility of choosing the ornaments each year. i take my job very seriously. i can't wait to show you what i picked for this year!
do you have an ornament tradition? how about a favorite ornament? for this challenge, focus on the ornaments that actually hang on your tree, on how much joy can be found in something small.
for the records, this ornament is on the tree at work. where i have been for the past twelve days. which would explain why i need to focus on my ornaments at home - as in, getting them put up on a tree. soon!