This is a “free write Friday” prompt from Sharla at catnipoflife. I never write blog posts on Fridays, but this subject caught my eye because my sisters and I started a tradition of exchanging Christmas ornaments about twenty years ago. Four of us are participating in this, so every year we have to come up with three ornaments to mail out. Two of us live in different states.
Of course, these are my most special ornaments because they are from my family and not just a box of globes you buy at Walmart. I’m sure they feel the same way. I know one of my sister’s strings hers from garland that she puts up around her windows and doesn’t even put them on her tree because, like me, she has cats and cats love shiny and sparkly things. This is a very good idea. I think I’ll start stringing mine on garland to save the stress of wondering if they’ll survive the season. I always put them close to the top but this is no guarantee.
Koki in the tree
Koki under tree
I haven’t taken any pictures of mine, but I have pictures of the ones I’ve sent my sisters because it reminds me the next year, so I can buy or make something different. Many times, I make mine because I think it’s more special and I have a lot of fun doing it. Have any of you made ornaments to give away? Here are a few from past years.
Merry Christmas everyone