Today's prompt? Top Two Favorite Ornaments. Perfect.
First, let me show you our tree.
Nice, huh? And it looks much prettier in person.
(I'm kind of proud of it)
On my parent's first Christmas, my Dad took about a foot off the trunk of the tree, and carved a Nativity into it as a present for my Mother (I wish I had a picture to show you).
And then when my brother Jimmy was born? My Dad took a couple of inches off the trunk, and made an ornament out of Jimmy's first Christmas tree.
A tradition was born.
My Dad made my ornament back in December of 1985. I have always loved holding it, and finding that perfect spot on my family's overcrowded tree.
And now that I'm all grown up, with a tree of my own, it's like having a little piece of home, or a snippet of my childhood hanging from those plastic branches.
My Dad surprised us last Christmas, and bought us tickets out to Utah, to celebrate with my family. We went over New Years, and had a wonderful belated Christmas with my brothers and sisters. Sitting around their real-life tree, I was delighted to open this present from my Dad.
Of all the ornaments on our tree, these two mean the most to me.
I don't always notice them, but when I do, they make me smile.
Do you have any ornaments like this?
I am also linking this to a few other Christmas parties I've found. Here are their buttons, if you want to check them out.