Did your family have heirloom or cherished ornaments? Did you ever string popcorn and cranberries? Did your family make ornaments?
Some favourite ornaments that I can remember were glass Christmas balls. I still have some of them. I do not recall stringing popcorn and cranberries at home, but we have strung popcorn down at the church.
The decorations that are special to me now are those that were made by my mother and her church group (before I became a member). As I add each one to the tree, I think about my mom and the other women who made them. They used to have lots of fun making them for the church bazaars. The bell-shaped ornaments with gold and white beads shine in the Christmas tree lights.
I have two painted and decoupaged eggs that were made by a library member years ago. The library before the popularity of craft shows began had "The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick maker Craft Show" as a fundraiser. It was at this event that I purchased these eggs.
I particularly like each of my angels. Any that can stand are now added to my crèche scenes when I don’t put up a tree. Some are added to the spiral tree.
I have been able to find miniature ornaments to add to my spiral tree and my Guatemalan yarn tree. Here are the miniatures waiting to be added this year.
© 2010 Janet Iles