Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
(could you totally tell I was off key with that? No? Good.)
I always smile opening up the box of ornaments as a flood of memories comes back with each one. Here are my favorite ornaments:
Of course the 1st year together ornament. This one is from our engagement pictures. It makes me remember young love and all the things we are gone through together since then. Every year I pull it out I see how many more memories we made in the past year.
This is from one of my closest friends. I sometimes have high standards for close friends but once you are in that circle, you are there for life. I consider any gift from a close friend precious.
This, obviously, is a pacifier. My daughter's favorite to be exact. We lost it in the Christmas box her first Christmas and it has been on the tree ever since.
And last, but certainly not least, is this one. My aunt gave it to me, in April. I was going through a very tough breakup and she came and spend the weekend with me at college and brought this to me to cheer me up. She passed away 10 years ago, but it reminds me every year that she is still here for me. (* Side note: I married the guy I broke up with. See 1st ornament)
So what are your favorite ornaments? What makes you sing?
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