Saturday, December 1, 2007

Day 23 - Christmas Tree Ornaments

On the twenty-third day of Christmas,
Christmas Tree Ornaments are the rage.

Did your family have heirloom or cherished ornaments? Did you ever string popcorn and cranberries? Did your family make ornaments?

I really don't remember many heirloom or cherished ornaments from my childhood. Almost all of the ornaments were small or medium sized round glass balls of varied colors. We usually applied a lot of tinsel to the tree branches.

As school children, we brought home paper chains for the tree. Sometimes we had a popcorn string, but never cranberries.

I don't think we made ornaments - we were boys! We did have some of Dorothy's home-made ornaments on our trees.

When we had children, my mother made Christmas ornaments for each of her grandchildren. Each was unique and incorporated angels into the design. They were kiln-fired enamels on flat copper plate. Each had the child's name and the year on it. These were given featured places on our family Christmas trees as my kids grew up. After my mother died, and as my daughters started their family, we gave them to our daughters. Each has chosen to display them year round in a case on the wall rather than put them on their Christmas trees.

1 comment:

Jasia said...

The angel ornaments sound wonderful! How about taking a picture of one and sharing it with us?