The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
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My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
I agree with the others. I do not mind spending a little extra to finish a collection or a high quality Hallmark ornament pricing up to 30 dollars, we also love Silver Bells, those tend to run up in price but has sentimental value.
I make home made ornaments too for fun but would not pay anything near that price for that. Totally up to the person.
I would guess the average price of an ornament on our large tree is $5-$6. The tree also has handmade ornaments and old heirlooms that were on my parents and grandparents tree so it's really quite an eccletic mix. On our first tree we had a box of glass ornaments we bought in Sears (quite inexpensive), some gifts and a few Hallmarks that we bought that season but we also had styrofoam balls wrapped in metallic colored paper that we made, (Very cheap and we still use them.) There are also some gift ornaments that we recieved over the years from generous friends and family that probably cost considerably more that they thought we should have on our tree.
Another tree that stands in the corner of the dining room is exclusively decorated with traditional german ornaments-some wooden but most handmade blown glass. I have a thing for these and have been collecting them buying a few each year. They tend to be pricey-some were under $10 and two were over $60 (however I got these at a summer sidewalk sale at a wonderful little Christmas shop in New England for less than half of the original price). I vew these as collectable art as much as ornaments so it is really a hobby that I get to display at Christmastime.
I guess the bottom line is that if an ornament makes you feel happy and you can afford it at the time you're probably going to buy it.
"Christmas stays if we don't forget its meaning"
due to a fire in my home almost 2 years ago I have recently had to replace all my holiday decorations. And I have seen all kinds of prices. Depending on the ornaments and also depending where you are purchasing the item. It I believe will depend upon what the market will bear. And depending where you are purchasing them. I went with Angels mostly because of the fire and some I paid $2.00 for and a couple were more expensive. Luckily those were on sale at the time so I was able to get them at a better price. Thank the lord or they wouldnt be on my tree.
Rebecca Count your blessings as there are many! My daughter and grandsons are mine. God bless!
it really depends on what kind of ornament it is.my wife and i were in the hallmark store the other day and saw the ornaments they have and the prices of them>some of them were around the price range that they are worth and others were crazy.like a charlie brown ornament that lights up 40.thats alittle to much but knowing me if i had the money for just a 40 dollar ornament i prob would .but they had a ornament that my son likes.if anyone has seen that show on hallmark jingle all the way with the dog named jingle it was the ornament of the dog and was 9 but i say is worth it because thats an ornament that you look back at when your children grow up and remind you of the memories.
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I love looking back at ornaments that have special meaning. I have some ornaments people gave my husband and I the first year we were married. Some, are just nice ones we've collected over the years. WE have some that my step sons made when they were small. This are very special even though I wasen't their step mom at that time. I know even though my step sons are grown up, they love looking at our tree, seeing their ornaments, they have great memories growing up, and I love hearing their stories.
i don't think i would ever pay alot for ornaments. last year after Christmas we had marked down some ornaments i loved @ work. i work in a flower/gift shop. they are a little smaller than a soccer ball but bigger than a softball. look like balls of holly berries. i paid $5 each i think. that's the limit to what i would pay & they would have to be big enough to take up alot of space on my tree.