Sunday Strolling Down Memory Lane......
December 3, 2017 12:24pm CST
Like most people we have gathered our Christmas ornaments and decorations over the years. We've added the fancy and not so fancy as we've gone. Today while going thru a box I stumbled upon these tracings. Something that our son would do on Boxing Day each year. He'd pick out his favorite Christmas card that we received that year and then traced his hand on the backside. There are a few missing, but you get the picture. I remember how diligently he'd work on trying to colour inside of the lines so that next year when we opened up the box of decorations and found last year's tracing, he wouldn't be embarrassed. I think that he did pretty good-what's in your memory box?
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My tree is filled with ornaments that were made by different kids and grands over the years. I have two blue balls that our grandson recorded a greeting to his Papa and Daddy on when he was four (now 14.) And a little red felt peanut guy that my Grannie named Jimmy Carter. Love those ones your boy made.
Those hand made ones by our little ones are the nicest ones on the trees aren't they? I remember back when we had a dot matrix computer printer, it took paper with edges that you tore off on the perforations, and I never threw that away. In the late autumn our son would colour them and we'd glue them together to make little paper chains. Now they sell the paper chains in the dollar stores for decorations, but they do not compare.
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@Juliaacv I've always said our tree would never win awards, but every ornament on it is special. One grandson made one from a real ice cream cone and a red glass ball for the "ice cream." Years later a younger grand decided to take a bite out of the cone. Sweet memories.
He used to be allowed to choose an ornament each year that we'd buy and pack away with the tree and decorations. That way he'd look forward to helping decorate the tree the following year. I kept all of those decorations and gave him the box of individual boxes a few years ago when he bought his first house.