Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas ornaments

My tree is alive, well technically it is faux, but it is alive with memories, love and history. I have been the lucky receiver of ornaments since I was a child, I have also contributed to my vast collection over the years as well. Some whimsical, some sweet, some pretty, all are special to me. 
This is hands down my favorite and most special. I collected owls when I was younger. Mom was the primary Claus for my brother and I, but this special present came from PaPa. This is our first Christmas without this amazing man, so this ornament is my most cherished. 
This cute elf joined our family in the 70's when we lived in San Jose. Mom worked at Santa Clara University and the bookstore there had fantastic goodies. Elf has two other friends that still live with Mom. 
My sweet childhood friend Michelle gave me a group of handmade ornaments that included this angel and Snoopy and Woodstock, another fave. 
I'm not sure how long Pinochio has been around, a long time. This guy is a miniature version of an actual wooden Pinochio I had as a child. 

Now the history...the following ornaments I acquired from my Grandparents. Most are older than me, all still radiate love. 

Thank you to my assistant, Bella, for helping with this post. 

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