Hello everyone. Year by year our Christmas tree decorations have grown and transformed, just as much as the girls and I have. I had a lovely inspiration, yesterday morning, to show you all an assortment of Christmas ornaments we once used, and are now using, thinking how fun it would be for you all to see what we once used, as compared to what we use nowadays. Let take a look!
There used to be a tradition in our family in which our parents were given a Christmas tree ornament every holiday season by our grandparents, and before long the tree was full of little collections of Hallmark trinkets. There were funny old Santas (1)(4), a series of little bitty eskimos with their cold weather friends (6), silly little nursery toys supposed to harken to the time that we would soon be in the world (7), many countless angels (3), funny little scenes like the rather apple-filled sleeping mouse (5), and then when we at last shared the joy of Christmas, there were little dolls and fairies to hang up (2)(8). All in all, our family characteristics showed through with much merriment with the help of these darling Hallmark ornaments.
As the years have passed, we three began to look back at the Christmases when we would go visiting our family or friends, and within several of the homes stood striking trees that did not have one single family ornament, but was decked with themes of Christmas colors and textures. And so, one year it was decided, we were not going to hang up our family ornaments that year, or any other year to come. We were going to have a very grown up tree, and decorate it with coordinating Christmas colors and textures. We accomplished this by going to our excellent Hobby Lobby (or other places in which we could find deals on ornaments) to gather a lovely assortment of bells (7), apples (5), birds (1), glittery trinkets (6), pinecones (8), old fashioned Christmas cards (3), bows (4), and garlands of gold (2). The tree turned out satisfactorily to our great delight, and I am pleased to say that it still retains the ora of the Boyer household. Though the sweet old ornaments are retired, the family touch is not lost, but I think in a way, it has gained luster and class.