Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Do These 2 Things Have In Common?


They both made my sister think of me...


This is our second annual ornament exchange.  Last year we started the tradition to exchange ornaments via the mail and open them as we Skype so we can participate in each other's joy of unwrapping a much anticipated and thoughtful treat...and see each other's reaction to the ornament that we perceive emanates the other's spirit.  

Each year I have found myself wandering from store to store for hours weeks early on a quest for the perfect ornament.  I hunt for an ornament that evokes a certain memory, captures the essence of my sister's personality, or has a story behind it.  I generally pick up various ornaments and put them in my basket partially satisfied...then end up putting them back on the display tree or shelf umpteen times before one choice ornament meets my standards and makes the cut.  If you have ever shopped with me, you can only imagine that it is quite the process...one I take very seriously.  I always picture my sister doing the same thing...

This being the case...I have to wonder what these ornaments say about me?  

4 comments:

jessieg said...

They say: You have a bright, sunny, fun personality (feathered bird) and you like to smoke a pipe (Santa) while gardening. Haha. Just kidding, abut the second part. I loved the flowers on the Santa, like they didn't belong there. You always seem to have a soft side for the little bit funky, which is what really drew me to the bird. When I saw it, I knew it was totally you. And as for the Santa, I wish you could have been in Hermann with us. You would have loved it! I like to bring that pretty smile to your beautiful face...it really is your best feature. If I can make you laugh, well, that's gift enough.

Amy said...

These ornaments have "Chance" written all over them...

Jessica knows your love for golden birds with large golden tails.

And the Santa...DUH!...she thought of the hippie Chance who wears flowered skirts while smoking a bowl.

Chance, I'm with Jessica. These TOTALLY remind me of you! ;)

Kristy said...

LOVE the comments!!! I only know you thru your blog, but I think they definitely capture your creativity & spunk!

Pasifik said...

Nice ornaments...


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