Monday, December 15, 2008

i'm a junkie

Yesterday I wrote about my first Christmas tree and how special a tree and the ornaments are for me, but not enough was said about the ornaments. I think I could be considered an ornament junkie.

I love each one of my ornaments because most of them have some kind of sentimental value. Many were given to me and I attach the love I have for the giver to the ornament. Some have been on the tree each year since the kids were babies, including those that represent their childhoods. And others are ones that I bought because they struck my fancy in some way. They symbolize something or were just beautiful in my eyes.

My mom has bought me an ornament every Christmas for as long as I can remember. It's always fun to see what her pick for the year is and they become special because they're from her. My dad and his wife have also given me some beautiful ornaments. Ornaments from friends mean so much.

I usually buy myself an ornament each year, too. Here's this year's...


One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is lower the lights and sit looking at my tree. I let the muted glow of the lights wash over me while reflecting on the people and times represented by the many ornaments. I ultimately come to a place where I reflect on Christ and His glorious birth and what it means to have Him in my life. That's the reason for the season.

11 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

What an adorable ornament!!!
Susan

Lori said...

Love that ornament! Makes me thinking of you. A ray of sunshine...smiling...happy face.

Danielle! said...

you should have mentioned barbie in this post. she is good enough to be mentioned.

Karen said...

I guess I hadn't thought about it, but I'm junkie, too. Like yours, my tree represents all the special people in my life. I love buying new ornaments.

Christine said...

I have two trees. One tree is like yours and full of memories. The second tree is a theme tree. I always wanted a designer type tree. It is all angels, icicle, snow flakes, frosted glass and silver twinkle with sparkling white lights. We have not put the second tree up this year. I miss it. It is a fun tree full of color and life.

Just Mom said...

OK. That ornament has me smiling from ear to ear.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

My mom is also an ornament junkie, and we used to sit together in the dark, listening to Christmas music watching the lights dance to the music lighting up the ornaments. We also used to make ornaments every year. Nice memories!

Your ornament this year is adorable!

Karen Putz said...

That ornament put a smile on my face. I just realized that I haven't gotten a new ornament in a while. Time to find another special one!

Anonymous said...

I like your new snowman!

And, yes, I have your ornament waiting for you.

Maybe if I had sent early you would have put up your tree!

mom

MightyMom said...

well girl, no wonder you're bummed without a tree.

ain't never gonna make that mistake again huh!!


love the new ornament! perfect!!

don't forget to stop by my place on friday and watch Sonshine see our tree for the first time. 6 mins of pure 5 year old joy and chatter!! ;-)

nancy said...

Great Post! I love your new ornament. I have the same kind of collection, except for the ones my grown up children have taken with them to decorate their own trees, now. But I love seeing them in their homes. I've forgotten when you're going to CA.
Nancy