Sunday, December 21, 2014
Two of the most treasured ornaments...
I continued that tradition of hanging Santa on my tree and saying to my children how old and special Santa was. You'll notice that he is quite disabled however. That happened under my watch. One year my oldest son was hanging all of his origami on the tree and the tree fell over. I lost a few ornaments in that mishap and Santa lost all of one leg and part of the other. Poor Santa!
I continue to hang him because for me it tells the story of how generations bless and injure one another and how three generations are united by this ornament. It was a breaking of the past in order for this Santa to survive into the future with a new memory to keep.
The Star that is in the background to the right of Santa was made by me in third grade. It is nothing but plain white styrofoam (yes they had it back then). We used cookie cutters to cut the star form and then we carved in the rays of the star and put glue and glitter in the rays. It still hangs by the original string.
I love my ornaments but I especially love these two. The star and the Santa always are in sight of one another.