Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Memories

Christmas is a time of remembering for me.  It's a time of waking up.  It's a time of centering.  And it's a time of returning to what's important.  So who would guess that my favorite ornaments are those that remind me of family?

When I was growing up, my grandma loved creating.  Now you know where I get it from.  She came from the generation where life inspired creativity.  Didn't have what you needed?  Didn't have the money to buy new?  Figure it out!  So she's always been a creative lady.

One year she decided to start painting Christmas ornaments for all us grandkids.  Some years the girls got one style and the boys another.  Some years, we all got the same time.  They were mostly ceramic ornaments, but since creativity abounded with my grandma, you never knew what you were going to get.  Each year these ornament were a special gift that communicated time and presence from one special grandma to her grandchildren.  These are just a few of my favorites:

Mama and Baby Unicorn

Sweet Girl Praying

Santa Mouse Snoozing in a Music Note

These are some of my most prized possessions and each year is a remembrance of my grandma.  It's a small token of her love that keeps on giving.


Arnebya said...

I love that you have things from your grandmother. I wish I had more passed down family ornaments and traditions.

Sew.What. said...

I love the unicorns. Special ornaments are the best memories.

SUPAHMAMA! said...

I foresee a tradition I may have to start now! Those are all so very beautiful. :)

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