Friday, December 03, 2010

Advent Calendar 2010: December 3 - Christmas Ornaments

[Note: This post originally ran during the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories in December, 2009]

Christmas Ornaments

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.

Copyright 2010, Lisa A. Alzo

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Greta Koehl said...

The koalas are so cute - they remind me of a set of teddy-bear ornaments that a friend gave to us.

DianaR said...

Hi Lisa ~ I love the Peanuts nativity set! Fortunately my group at work also loves "A Charlie Brown Christmas" because I bring in the music CD as my contribution to our Christmas music to play in the office each year :-)

Jan Roberts said...

Even in Australia I haven't seen many koala Christmas ornaments! Yours are lovely.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Snoopy & Woodstock with the Baby Jesus! That is funny and precious. Thanks for sharing.