Friday, December 03, 2010

Advent Calendar : Christmas Tree Ornaments

Did your family have heirloom or cherished ornaments? Did you ever string popcorn and cranberries?  Did your family or ancestors make Christmas ornaments?

I can remember making strings of popcorn for the tree as a kid - it was great fun,  but hard to keep from eating all the popcorn.  Eileen remembers the felt elves that had floppy hats and arms and legs were sort-of sewn together so you could hang them on the tree.  Her mom always liked to have a 'flocked' tree.

I know that my daughter and stepdaughters all have ornaments that they have made as a child that still are hung on the tree.  My mom & dad have purchased ornaments for each of the grandkids with have themes that correlate to what was going on in their lives - 1st Christmas, sports they were in, musical instruments, etc.

I asked my mom and dad what they remembered :

Dad said he strung popcorn as a child once.   I probably did too, but can't remember.   I can't remember as a child our family having any ornaments that were cherished or heirloom, but since my mother did crafts, we probably did make some.  However, as I had my own family,we saved the ones that our kids made at school and still have some.  I made a lot of Christmas ornaments at school and when I was a scout.   I can remember making Santas using toliet paper tubes that were given to the nursing home to put on the patients trays.  


Kimmy said...

This is sweet. I feel inspired to ask my Grandma about her childhood Christmas tree now. :)

DianaR said...

I think this year I'll use this as an interview question - have one of the kids ask each of their grandparents what they remember about Christmas decorations. Thanks!!