Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ornaments Without Meaning

OK, I'm just gonna skip over that whole..where have I been, why no posts, yadda, yadda, yadda and dive right into what I'm going to call my new approach to blogging.

So, it's the Christmas season and I have my trees up and lights up but we haven't yet decorated.  Which brings me to the point of this:  what do you do with ornaments that you no longer have an affinity for, or maybe you never did?  I know, as I open my ornament box
(es), that I will come across several of these and I want to know what others do with theirs.

For example.  I have a crab hammer ornament.  An actual wooden crab hammer (unused I think) that was painted with our initials, had tinsel and jingle bells added to it.  It harkens WAY back to our early marriage when we went out with neighbors one night to eat crab,probably sometime around Christmas (which means the hammer was probably stolen too).   We moved away and never remained in contact with the neighbors. Or maybe an ornament that we received from a family member that has my name spelled incorrectly (again, early in our marriage, obviously from a mall kiosk that "personalizes").  Because "Carolyn" is such an unusual spelling.

At any rate, I have quite a few of these ornaments that each year, I pull out and usually fairly rapidly, put back, that just seem to take up space.  I'm not at the point yet where I want to put up a tree of misfit ornaments (SWIDT?), but tossing seems so...final. And yet, I'm starting to feel like the pack rat of ornaments...because CHRISTMAS.

What do you do with your "unworthy" ornaments?

1 comment:

  1. I've donated quite a few in recent years. I have also given Courtney dibs on others, including some of her childhood ones that were made in school.

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