Every year I have two large Christmas trees that are full of ornaments to the tipping point. They are treasures that I have collected through the years. Some are store bought, some home made and some just quirky. I love them all and this December I will highlight many of them one at a time and reveal their history and meaning.
One of my favorite ornaments didn't start out as one. In fact it had a bit different use. Except for its first year, it has been on one of my trees for each and every Christmas for many, many years. To what can I be referring?
My daughter's first Christmas baby sock is one of favorite ornaments. She was born in October (quite a few years ago now) and on her first Christmas I dressed her in red and white and put on some candy cane striped socks. I don't know what happened to its mate but as an orphan it commands a place of honor on the tree. You can usually find the Christmas sock (washed of course) next to the baby's first Christmas ornament ball.
What are some of your favorite ornaments?