Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ornaments and Memories

Just about every year we get a new ornament to add to our tree.  And usually there's a sentimental reason for the chosen ornament. 
This first ornament was from Christmas 1996, my son's first Christmas.  We bought this ornament because I had rescued and raised squirrels.


Besides the acorn lighting up it plays "Rock-A-Bye Baby".


You can't tell by the pic, but the flame is flickering.

11 comments:

Sandra said...

i like them ALL, had no idea ornaments flicker and play music. I am behind the times. my kids were born in the 60's and back then everything was what i call traditional. these are great and i know you tree is beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! great memories to pull out every year!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Very cute ornaments! Ornaments have come a long way since I've been buying them! There is so many beautiful and unusual ones now.

Val said...

What neat ornaments and a wonderful family tradition!!

Ginny said...

These are just adorable, it's about time that squirrels got their time in the spotlight!!

That corgi :) said...

Those are the cutest ornaments! I like the theme with the squirrels! I guess I didn't realize you rescued squirrels; there's got to be a story in there about that. Did you ever blog about it? Funny, where we used to live before we before where we live now (with me here, LOL, we tend to move a lot) the neighbor next door had bird feeders out that the squirrels would always get into. He would trap the squirrels, release them away from where he lived and they (or their cousins) would always find their way back.

Very neat to have ornaments with memories behind them so when you place them on the tree, it helps to remind you of those special times!

betty

Ann said...

cute ornaments. I had started giving my kids a new ornament every year starting with their first Christmas. I gave my son his box the other day and we laughed at the stuff that was in it. Most of them had not survived the years too well.

Chatty Crone said...

When you have ornaments from years past - they bring back all the wonderful memories of the past.
sandie

Catherine said...

I love that every decoration has a story!
xo Catherine

SquirrelQueen said...

Each one is adorable and of course very squirrely. I used to buy a new ornament or two each year but I haven't been doing that for awhile. If I had known there were squirrels about I would have kept up the tradition. I love the last one with the snowman.

Deb said...

love seeing others favorite ornament...