by Julia Buckley
Yesterday we decorated our Christmas tree. Nothing new there, as probably millions of people did the same thing on the same day. But what I treasure more now than I ever did before are the memories connected to each ornament that I take out of the box.
This Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim combination is a wonderful reminder of Dickens' classic tale, as well as the good will represented by little Tim Cratchit. I have very few literary ornaments, so I treasure this one.
This King (I know, he resembles the Burger King mascot) has always reminded me of something from The Nutcracker or from a fairy tale. I always put him in the center of the tree so that I can see him from my reading chair. :)
This ornament was the first one made by my oldest son in pre-school. It's a gingerbread man (can't you tell?) with his face on it--his first school portrait.
Some ornaments were gifts or stocking stuffers from Christmases past, which makes them special because I remember the person who gifted me.
This little wall gnome was a gift from relatives in Germany, so he hangs there all year long in their honor.
I love these gold snowflakes even better than the white ones, because they reflect all of the lights in a beautiful way.
This was a gift from my Kris Kringle at work a few years ago.
I could list many more ornaments here, but hopefully this small list will make you want to share something about your own favorite ornaments (and memories).
Happy December, everyone!