Where'd this one come from? What about this one?
He was surprised that I actually knew the story behind each one. Through the years, we've accumulated a lot of ornaments, many given to us as gifts. In my mind each one represents a story or time frame of my life, and inevitably each year, I take a walk through some of my sweetest Christmas memories as we decorate the tree. This is the story of our oldest, and to me, most valued ornaments. Remember, this blog doubles a journal for my kids, and I hope this little story and the ornaments themselves will continue to be passed down through our family.
In 1963, there was a young, newlywed couple living in Ventura California. Like most newlyweds, they were very much in love, and living on very meager finances. Their Christmas tree that year was a little bonsai tree. The decorations: six small, intricately hand-cut snowflakes made and signed by the husband.
That young couple was my mom and dad almost fifty years ago. When Gregg and I got married, they gave two of the six snowflakes to us, and two to my sister. My mom and dad still have the remaining two.
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad. Love, Your daughter.