Saturday, December 3, 2011

Advent Calendar - December 3, Christmas Tree Ornaments

December 3 – Christmas Tree Ornaments
Did your family have heirloom or cherished ornaments? Did you ever string popcorn and cranberries? Did your family or ancestors make Christmas ornaments?

We had a number of ornaments that had been around forever, from my point of view, but I don't recall any that were handed down as heirlooms.  There were some that we made sure got on the tree every year, and some that didn't always get used.  I remember occasions when we did string popcorn, or cheerios, but not cranberries.  I don't know why we never did cranberries.  And the strings usually got pretty beat up, resulting in a mess, so we didn't usually do those in consecutive years.

We didn't make ornaments as a rule, although there were always the ones we kids made at school and church that got put on the trees.  Some of those lasted a number of years before falling apart.  

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