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JimandLinda
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Each year, we put up the tree and start to decorate it, talking about the different ornaments and the stories behind a few of them.

I have a Sunday School ornament from 1968 that has survived all these years. It stays at the top of the tree and has it's own special box for storage. Just a glass ball with my name (Jimmy) and the year on it.

It may break someday, but hopefully, long after I'm gone!

What's your favorite ornament and the story behind it?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I wouldn't call it a favorite (just remembered fondly when we pull it out), but I have a styrofoam ball covered in sequins attached with pins stuck into the ball, and the worn pipe cleaner hanger still has a bend in it. I made that when I was probably 5 or 6, since I remember it from before we moved. (I got to play with pointy pins at that age!) I think those supplies were left over from a Girl Scout project that my leader mom had my older sister and her troop do.

I will let you know more when we get around to decorating the tree and I become reacquainted with more of our ornaments.

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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We don't have one individual favorite, But when we got married in 1967 we made all of the ornaments for our first tree and still have many of them. We also have some nice glass ornaments that belonged to my grandmother that are probably from the 1940's.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It is blue and orange Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Haven't reviewed them yet ... will post later.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

my grandmother used to tat snowflake ornaments for us. each year was a different pattern, so I have a dozen or so with each representing a different year.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mister Greenthumb wrote:
We don't have one individual favorite, But when we got married in 1967 we made all of the ornaments for our first tree and still have many of them. We also have some nice glass ornaments that belonged to my grandmother that are probably from the 1940's.


What? You mean the one I made you last year isn't your favorite?! Laughing
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

I think my favorite are a set of 4 china angels. I'm not sure how I ended up with them but when I was little I just loved them and my mom was always so worried that they'd break and instructed me to be so careful with them. I don't think we're that careful and they've never broken.

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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

beccaday wrote:
Mister Greenthumb wrote:
We don't have one individual favorite, But when we got married in 1967 we made all of the ornaments for our first tree and still have many of them. We also have some nice glass ornaments that belonged to my grandmother that are probably from the 1940's.


What? You mean the one I made you last year isn't your favorite?! Laughing


I'm so sorry, Becca I totally forgot about that one.
 
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amita17
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

It's impossible for me to pick a favorite. My grandma made each of her grandchildren a set of ceramic ornaments which have special meaning now that she is gone. As a teacher, I have gotten many ornaments from children over the years, and I can remember each child as I hang the ornament on the tree. Some were gifts from a friend who has since passed away. Some I made during my childhood. I sense a sentimental theme... I will never have one of those perfectly decorated color-coordinated trees. Mine will always be a hodgepodge collection of poignant memories. Heart

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blue_cougar54494
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

My favourite ornaments are the ones I make myself & give away. It warms my heart when I see the ornaments I gave my neices & nephews hanging on their tree right right up front for all to see. The best reward for me is to have them ask me to make them another "photo ball" or another set of crocheted snowflakes. Also they display the afghans & Christmas stockings I make for them every year. So an ornament to me is not just something you hang on a tree but an item to display for all to see.

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raslas
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

Many of our ornaments sentimental meaning. Some were from my mother, which I will cherish forever) and some were made by my kids when they were little (they don't appreciate me putting them up!). Ours is a mixed up bunch and will never look like the display trees you see in the stores but it is very special to us.
 
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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here's my two favorite for this year. One of them has great sentimental value and has been my favorite for years. It's from Kim's grandmother's tree. Her grandmother had a little person ornament for each member of the family. The one pictured has the barely readable name "KIMMY" on it, from about 1960.

The other one relates to our practice of putting a travel bug on our tree each year (well, for the last three years anyway). Do you recognize it?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mister Greenthumb wrote:
beccaday wrote:
Mister Greenthumb wrote:
We don't have one individual favorite, But when we got married in 1967 we made all of the ornaments for our first tree and still have many of them. We also have some nice glass ornaments that belonged to my grandmother that are probably from the 1940's.


What? You mean the one I made you last year isn't your favorite?! Laughing


I'm so sorry, Becca I totally forgot about that one.


Ha! Bill, I was completely teasing. But actually, after reading your story I wanted to add my silly little thing here.

When my husband and I were first married we were given some ornaments for our wedding and I had a few from our childhood, but still not enough to fill the tree. My husband was in the military and we were so broke that I couldn't afford any more ornaments. I just raided different drawers, jewelry boxes, keychains, etc. and pulled stuff out and stuck a paperclip on all kinds of odd things to fill the tree. I still have a bunch of strange things like that in the ornament box and it makes me smile when I pull them out.

Also, at the time that we were married my husband was learning to be an Arabic interpreter for the Army. For a wedding present I got him a subscription to an arabic newspaper. When I put away the Christmas ornaments that first year I wrapped them in this newspaper. So every year I pull our ornaments out of a box and still find bits of that arabic newspaper, which also makes me smile.

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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

We just cut our tree yesterday, and we have downsized over the past few years, from one nearly 10 feet tall to one barely 6 feet tall. As a result, we put many less of the ornaments on the tree. We don't have as many of those kid made ones as I'd expect, given we had two and they did Sunday School as well as school, but those are favorites. We also have a couple sets of those tatted snowflakes uws22 mentions, bought from a 90 year old lady in Westby years ago. When we were first married, I made many small pillow ornaments, most were scrap quilt designs and some were counted cross stitch. Those are what we still place on the tree, though every year, I have a few of the hanging threads that deteriorate and need replacing.

Fun thread, Jim!

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