I'm really enjoying hearing about all of your favorite ornaments. They all have stories don't they? But you really didn't think I only had one favorite did you? I did mention that I have two large trees and they are decorated to the max and heavy with memories.
I've collected Hallmark ornaments for years. Every year I buy a new one, but one of my very favorite ones was one of the first ones I ever bought. It's the Mole family Christmas and it lights up to show the mole family in their little kitchen at Christmas. Through the years some of my other Hallmark lighted ornaments ceased to light up anymore. Like on the island of misfit toys they one by one stopped doing what they were supposed to be doing. The rabbit stopped popping up out of Santa's hat, the Clydesdale stopped pulling his cart and the list goes on. But the mole family still continues to have their Christmas under the snowy ground.
Last night my grown daughter came over and walked over to the Christmas tree and immediately found the Mole family Christmas ornament. As she lovingly touched it and commented about how it's still working after all these years, I could have sworn I saw her as a tiny tot all excited for Santa's visit, drinking hot cocoa and gazing at that ornament. She spoke and snapped me back to the present.
"I' can't believe it still lights up, gee that's my favorite ornament."
"Mine too." I replied.
So the Hallmark Mole family Christmas is one of very favorite ornaments...what is yours?