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Old 08-22-2010, 04:13 PM
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What are your favorite ornaments?

I'm just wondering what are the ornaments that you look forward to decorating on your tree.

I LOVE my "Santas From Around the World" ornaments. There are six in the set and I enjoy trying to find more "around the world"-type Santa ornaments/decorations.
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We have a small tree, so nearly every ornament has a special meaning. My favorites include:

Thread-crochet snowflakes and angel made by my grandmother
Various ornaments that my mother made
Reproductions of the Shiny Brite ornaments that we had on our tree when I was little
A little sled that says "Rosebud" (you classic-film buffs will get it)
A tiny mouse asleep in a walnut shell
Miniature picture frames, framing covers of books my husband wrote
Many ornaments from friends and family throughout the years


It's hard for me to decorate and un-decorate without getting a lump in my throat ... and I know I'm forgetting some! It's a real joy to open the box of ornaments every year and seeing my old favorites and some that I'd forgotten.
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I have so many ornaments that its difficult to say which one I love the most! One that is very special to me was made for me by my eldest son. It has a special place on the Christmas Tree every year!
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I have a very special ornament given to me by dear mom quite a few years before she passed. It is wine colored, and it is made of plastic !! It was made during the 1940s when the USA was in WWII. The glass at that time was being used for the war effort so the ornaments to a great deal apparently were made from plastic. It has a design of Candles on one side and on the other it says
Merry X-Mas (Probaby because they could not fit the entire word Christmas). It is still in wonderful shape and is over 60 years old, plus it was given to me by my mom.


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Department 56 started putting out the North Pole Collection about 20 or so years ago. They have some ornaments that are miniature versions of those houses and I have one. It is the one that I can't wait to see every single year!
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I love the keepsake ornies that play music, but every year my family buys a silver bell, so we shine them up each year and hang them on the tree together!
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Blown glass ornaments from my Mama's childhood, and tons of Snowmen...
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Our Hallmark ornaments, we have about a dozen, and they never go in the cellar with everything else. They are kept in a special tote in our closet for safe keeping with other important ornaments.
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My grandpa's train ornaments.
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Most of my ornaments have been given to me by friends over the years and I treasure all of them but the very first one I received from a dear friend is the most special to me.
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