I love decorating the Christmas tree at my parents’ house– seeing all of the ornaments that have been around forever- like old friends that you only see once a year. This year I took pictures of some of the handmade ones that we still hang every year.
This is a kind of crazy reindeer that I painted a billion years ago– my mom loves it and brings it out every year and refers to it as “that crazy reindeer”. Ah. The box next to it was made by my Mema, too. It’s Cross stitch (I think) using yarn and plastic canvas. It’s been with us for as long as I can remember- and it houses a variety of ornaments made in the same way-
I used to ride at a stable, and the mother of the own made us Christmas ornaments one year that looked like the horses we rode. This one looked like Poker who died later that year. Isn’t it really cute? It’s made out of clothespins!
And my Mema also crocheted some stockings-
That other ornament is one I made in highschool. I painted a ball with a couple of poinsettas and then broke it. I glued the broken pieces to the inside of another ball! Pretty cool-
There’s more home made ornaments coming!