Do you have a Christmas collection of some sort?

ornament - blown and painted glass ornament
@rocketj1 (6960)
United States
December 10, 2008 4:21pm CST
I love Christmas decorations! I go to Christmas themed stores even in the summer! I actually collect hand blown glass ornaments similar to the one pictured with this discussion. I don't put them on my tree (dangerous dog!haha) but rather I display them year round in my lighted china hutch in my dining room. What do you collect for Christmas? Are you a snowman fan? Candle lover? Santa collector? What's "your thing" to collect?
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@hildas (3031)
10 Dec 08
Those glass blown Christmas oraments are really beautiful rocketj1. I am sure they look beautiful in your hutch. I have a collection of little china "me to you" bears that are christmas ones. It started when my youngest daughter a few years ago bought me one and then the rest of my family followed suit. I do like them though and they are sitting on my modern electric wall-mounted fire as I have no mantle anymore. I do love Christmas candles though. I bought another one yesterday. It is silver and sparkly with leaves on it. I could not resist it.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Oh, I'm sure I would love your collection! I think I get the warm fuzzies when I think of Christmas! I have many good memories of my childhood that I'm sure are the main reason. Merry Christmas, my friend!
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@hildas (3031)
11 Dec 08
Yes Merry Christmas.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Dec 08
Hi rocket - no I don't collect Christmas themed objects. I have never thought of doing anything like this. Your collection must be so beautiful. I collect antique plates of all sizes. I have some from the last century. I display them on walls in a flower like design. one plate in the middle and the four or five plates circling it. They look so pretty.I do love heavy glass though and have a few ornaments made form this.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I'm not sure if it's the beauty of the objects or the nostalgia of Christmas for me. I just love Christmas stores. Thanks:)
@savypat (20246)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Yes i have snowmen, I collected them for about 5 years. Now I don't collect anything, I'm trying to reduce the stuff around here.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
10 Dec 08
They DO tend to multiply, don't they?! Thanks:)
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I don't really collect any kind of Christmas items but I like handmade ornaments. So I make one every year. Have a good lotting day. lilcee
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Well, that's definitely a collection too! Thanks:)
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I have three...one is my snowmen that almost take over my home during the season....another is a collection of Santa's that were gift from cancer patients I helped out....and the third is a very large collection of Winter Silhouttes by dept. 56. They are in my two curio cabinets...they stay out all the time! I love them.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Are the dept 56 items, houses and things? I believe I went to a gift store years ago that had a whole town set up (it was HUGE) out of these. Am I correct about them?
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Yes....they have houses etc....mine are statues made of all white....I love winter so they are just up my alley!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Sounds beautiful!! Merry Christmas to you!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I love Christmas Mice.. I have a few of the very old ones and some of the newer Home Interior ones and I think they are adorable.. I don't have many, about 20 but I buy everyone that I see, I think they are so sweet, even if they are mice..
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Fake ones are always so much cuter than the real ones, aren't they!? Thanks for your response:)
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
11 Dec 08
i collect a ton of non christmas things such as antique books and Bibles as well as post cards (i do have some christmas ones too) and vintage pins but when it comes to christmas, i would have to say that i collect musical snow globes. i have a charlie brown one (LOVE HIM!) that plays their theme song and another one that plays amazing grace (has the lion laying down with the lamb). hopefully one day i can add to it - they are pretty pricey.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Your collections sound wonderful! There's a great book out about the "theology of Charles Schultz". He was actually a really a deep thinker! Merry Christmas and thanks for the response!
• United States
11 Dec 08
I have a reindeer collection. I started with this stuffed reindeer my husband bought me for our first Christmas together as a couple before we got married. Since then, I've added to my collection. I've got reindeer ornaments, a reindeer pillow, several stuffed reindeers and a few reindeer candles. I've also got all of the Ty Beanie Baby Christmas teddies. I think those are adorable!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
12 Dec 08
That's a great idea for a collection! Reindeer are probably a little harder to find than some things which makes hunting for them all the more fun! Thanks:)
@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Dec 08
Hi ya rockerj1 I wish we had a Christmas store that was open all year round but they seem to close as quickly as they opened! Because of my previous situation this is only the second Christmas me and my boys have had in the safety of our own home and this year I bought like a music box which has widowed doors that when you open it play jingle bells and lights up and there are 3 snowmen inside. I must admit that it is very tacky but the kids love it. I hope that when they are older they will have conversations about previous Christmas's and say 'do you remember that tacky music box that played jingle bells' LOL I am not sure yet if I am going along the theme of snowmen, tacky ornaments or musical boxes, ask me again next year and I will tell you what I have added to the collection! LOL
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Oh, I'd love to see that music box! Kids find the magic in Christmas! Actually my entire tree except for a few things, is covered in the ornaments that the kids have made in school throughout the years. They accumulate and maybe you'll have no need to buy too many. Thanks:)
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
11 Dec 08
just a few - this is just 4 of my collection
i collect snowmen, and like you all through the year. if i find one i always see if there is two, my oldest daughter also collects them. my sister collects santas, and i think at last count had well over three hundred.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Thanks for the photo! My collection is not even close to that size! Very impressive!
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I have snowmen because I just love snowmen. I set them out every year and I really enjoy them. I have two that are my favorites of all.I should start adding to the collection really. Handblown ornaments are very cool too!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Hey! You could make your own snowman tonight!