Ok in reality, it is probably not as much for my blogging friends as it is for me. I thought it would be fun to get it down on paper, before I forget exactly where some of them came. Though I have tried to keep records, I’m sure I have already forgotten a few.
Maybe you will enjoy looking at some of them.
This one is my favorite. My husband and son bought it for me several years ago. It has a place for a photo of our son, and a recorded message from him that says “I want you to keep this ornament forever.” I could tell they had worked hard on getting the message just right. It was made when Matt was about 9 or maybe 10…of course it becomes more precious each year.
This one is probably my second favorite. It was given to me by my mom in 1978. It has my name and the year on it. I absolutely love it…probably because it was one of my very first ornaments as an adult. She had bought one for every member of the family with their names engraved somewhere on the ornament.
Later she found this one for Matthew…all those years later! She wanted him to have one as well. I couldn’t believe she found one. It was about 20 years later...and though you can't see it in this photo, his name is engraved on the bottom as well.
These are from when Matt was fascinated with firemen. He was so sure he wanted to be one when he grew up…oh wait a minute! I guess some things never change!
These two are especially meaningful to me because my niece made them for me when she was only about 6 or 7 years old. She is in her 40's now. The little tree was once covered in colored sparkles, they are almost all rubbed away with time.