Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Christmas | 8 comments

While Christmas is hardly about a thing, I certainly have favorite Christmas things.

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My Favorite Ornament

One of three handmade ornaments of my mother’s, beaded and bedazzled during her five-year battle with cancer.  It’s fraying now and some beads have escaped, but every year this is the first ornament I look for.  Considering I have a hard time choosing among chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, it’s remarkable I can actually name a favorite.

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My Favorite Nativity

Crafted by my youngest, this set stirs my Mama’s heart.  I imagine to the casual onlooker it borders on the side of pitiful, but to me?  It’s more beautiful than anything from Fontanini, Willow Tree or the like.

 

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My Favorite Santa

We have half a dozen Santas ranging from fancy and gold to just plain homely, but this little fella is the perfect measure of jolly.

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My favorite ornament set.

These aren’t recognizably Hallmark but I got them over a decade ago, 75% off after Christmas; I felt like I won the lottery at the time.  Five different sizes, shapes and colors, each bears a different word–love, joy, peace, hope…

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My favorite tray

Each season, I can’t wait to find the Little Apple Girl, painted by Lisi Martin.  She lives in my kitchen throughout Christmas holidays and I’m always sad to pack her away.

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My Favorite wreath

Two of my three children made these in kindergarten; for the life of me I can’t figure out why the third didn’t (WHY didn’t I help him make one when he didn’t that year?).  So many of my Favorite Christmas Things are handmade, no wonder I’m a wannabe!

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My Favorite Angel

Make no mistake, this kid is NO angel (the tilted halo is your first sign).  But, oh, how I love him for tryin’…and the grin on his face melts me every time I see it.  This makes a perfect “ornament” for gaps in my Christmas tree, too.

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My Favorite Random Decor

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2010