Did your family have heirloom or cherished ornaments? Did you ever string popcorn and cranberries? Did your family or ancestors make Christmas ornaments?
Every year at Christmas my mother would buy me one new special ornament. Usually it was a Koala bear because I have been collecting all types of Koala bear items since I was a young girl. I have koala ornaments with Santa hats, holding holly and candy canes, a cowboy koala, a trumpet playing koala, and other Christmas-themed koalas. It wouldn't be Christmas without my koala-themed tree!
My other treasured ornament is a tiny Peanuts nativity set I purchased about 20 years ago. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is my favorite Christmas program and I place this little nativity under a small tree that my mother used to decorate, which I now have in my home.
For me it symbolizes what Christmas truly is all about.
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