Our theme for today is a favorite Christmas decoration or ornament. When I found out that this was going to be our topic today, I knew right away what I was going to share. During this blog hop, I have already talked about my Aunt Lynn a few times, but today I am going to make her ears burn! Back when I was really little, she started giving each of her nieces and nephews a Christmas ornament each year. Here’s a picture of one of the early ones – it’s one of my favorites.
Here is another of my favorites –
In fact, they are all favorites.
They are all so pretty and have special meaning to me. I love unpacking them every year and looking at each one. When I had my first Christmas after moving out of Mom’s and Dad’s house, these were the only Christmas decorations I had!
My very favorites are the ones that she hand painted or designed – like the ones below:
As a little girl, I was just fascinated that she could paint these herself.
Each one was dated and signed with her special signature and “xxoo”. To this day, I have to still remind myself to call her “my Aunt Lynn”, when in my thoughts she is still Auntie Lynn.
There are many more in my collection from “Auntie”, but I don’t want to make this post too long by showing them all! I just wanted to tell you about how thoughtful and caring my Aunt is. She is also the one that gave each of us a key chain on our 16th birthday, a collection of photos that she had taken of us over the years for our 18th birthday, and she even remembers to send a card for everyone’s birthdays and anniversaries. I can’t really express in words what all of those things have meant to me over the years, but someday I would love to be able to give her something back that would mean as much to her.
The computer screen is now a little blurry, so I better wrap this up!
Thanks for stopping and don’t forget to visit our featured designer today – Kari from New Leaf Stitches. She is another MN gal and has prepared a fun project for you today! Be sure to leave her a comment to be eligible for our grand prize. Continue on the hop by visiting the other designers and read about some more of their Christmas memories: Gudrun from GE Designs, Sandy from Pieces from my Heart, Terry from Atkinson Designs, Pat from Pat Sloan and Co, Pam from Pam Kitty Morning, Kari from New Leaf Stitches, Terri from Whimsicals, Sherri from This and That Pattern Co, Carrie from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co, Roseann from Rosebud’s Cottage and Linda Lum DeBono