Sunday, November 29, 2009

Behind The Ornaments

This year as I put the ornaments on the tree I felt very sentimental. Besides the glass balls and the Hallmark ornaments I have these special few. Many of them are handmade by myself or someone else so maybe you can get some ideas of your own.

  1. Homemade ornament from a friend.
  2. Old family photo of me and Jim with our kids when they were little. Makes me :)
  3. Cory's kindergarten picture ornament.
  4. An ornament I made using those whirly "dealies" that come off a tree.
  5. My mom made these about 25 years ago and gave them to me.
  6. Homemade ornament from the PTA.
  7. Photo ornament of our dog Duke who passed away about 6 years ago.
  8. This is a cute magnet made from a pop bottle cap. See #20 also.
  9. This was made by the PTA from a tongue depressor. I always thought it was cute.
  10. Another from the PTA.
  11. Photo ornament of the kids when they could kinda stand each other.
  12. I'm sorry I don't remember who made this one. She is a very sweet angel made of lace and yarn.
  13. My friend Julie made this for me last year. It is felted.
  14. James' kindergarten picture ornament.
  15. An ornament made by Cory when he was in grade school. We painted on tree limbs.
  16. Something sent home with one of the kids from school. Went on the tree ever since.
  17. Another PTA creation.
  18. I made these candy canes one year. They are kinda ugly, I know.
  19. Another flop of mine. A snowman kit made this year.
  20. See #8 for it's sidekick.
  21. An ornament I made one year.
  22. My sweet Grandma Bessie made this one for me.
  23. Another PTA creation. 3 grown kids from the same school I'm surprised I don't have more! They always did such a nice job too!
  24. A painting on a tree limb by James when he was very young.
  25. Brandi painted a cat on her tree limb.
  26. Canvas snow woman I made one year.....maybe 10 years ago or more.
  27. An ornament my Dad made for us.
  28. This sweet ornament was actually our Christmas greeting. I put it on the tree and it just goes up each year with all the ornaments. I don't know how old it is but my aunt that made it died almost 10 years ago. I'm glad I kept it when I did.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I loved hearing about your ornaments. It's so special when there is a story and memory connected to ornaments.


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