Sunday, December 9, 2007

Deck the Halls BSM



One of my favorite things about decorating for Christmas is getting out all the ornaments and taking an instant trip down memory lane. Sometimes it's a long trip. I have ornaments from my childhood that I received as gifts and also ones that I made. My kids think those are particularly funny. We also have more recent ornaments purchased while traveling and ones given to us and the kids. A new category has cropped up in the past few years: ornaments MY kids have made. Harrison has a couple of funny "gingerbread" men created at preschool and a baker's clay shark made at a birthday party. This year, we have a new addition: a wooden Christmas tree that Owen made at school, his first artistic contribution to the tree.

May we always have a tree full of memories.

13 comments:

Melody A. said...

I was hoping that my preschooler would come home with ornaments but she hasn't yet. I just love all the handmade ornaments that my older daughter made. Your's is definitely and artist.

Brittany said...

That is so wonderful! I love love love the homemade ornaments!

niobe said...

Gorgeous shot. It's a perfect representation of Christmas from the point of view of a child and of an adult's appreciation of that point of view.

Melissa D said...

I love the buttons! And the picture is simply gorgeous!

kim said...

I know our time is coming for those kid-made ornaments and I can't wait! Love your little guy's tree - very festive.

Maya said...

Handmade ornaments are the best! Lovely! I can't wait to have these on our tree one day.

Christina said...

I too love to take a trip down memory lane with all the special ornaments! I can't wait until my little girl can add some to the collection. The shot is truly beautiful.

I know you can hear me... said...

That is a beautiful shot! Handmade ornaments are just so special!

emily said...

I love the memories behind unpacking the ornaments, too! Love your picture.

Stacy said...

I love all the ornaments I've gotten from my daughter. The homemade ones are the best!!

Mandaroo said...

those homemade ornaments by the kids are the best kind!

Phyllis Sommer said...

what a sweet post and a beautiful shot.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

what a great shot and wonderful memories. i, too, enjoy reminiscing each year and was surprised how excited my daughter got about each and every ornament this year. :)