Take a picture of one Christmas ornament which you love the most, explain why, and if you don't have any explanations it's also OK. For those who haven't celebrated Christmas, just take a picture of something else you love as decoration.
Isn't he cute? This is the latest addition to my collection of tree ornaments. My friend Kim gave him to me at our "Sassy Gals Holiday Lunch" that we had the week before Christmas. I don't know where people find these cute, cute things, though she swears up and down that it was at Target.
He started a yearning for a themed tree. My trees are always such a hodge-podge of stuff. Some of it gorgeous, fine ornamentation (usually given to us by other people), some of it handmade by my boy, some of it bought because of the subject matter (how many Star Wars ornaments can one tree hold?).
Only once have I actually had a coherent tree. It was ZBoy's first Christmas. We were about to decorate when I realized that if we used what we had, nothing would survive the grasping, inquisitive hands of a 8-month old child whose method of exploration was to put everything into his mouth and either crunch down on it or get it thoroughly wet with drool. Since the majority of our ornaments were glass at that point, it seemed like a good idea to come up with something else. What I did was go buy lots of tiny stuffed animals, sew thread loops on the back of their heads and put hooks on them. Our tree was a little wonderland of red cows, yellow tigers, a lobster, floppy-eared dogs and various Pooh characters. It was actually a lovely tree. Of course, the boy claimed most of them for his own the next year and they never even made it to the tree. We still have the lobster and a couple of other ones, but the rest are long gone.
One year, I'd like to do a woodland tree. With ornaments that reflect wildlife in a forest. Perhaps Mr. Snowy Owl can be my first step in that direction!