Marg and Kailana came up with this fun idea of an Advent Blog Tour. I signed up for today. I wanted to share with you a few of the cute ornaments my husband used to carve BEFORE becoming a UPS man, which is synomous with Santa Claus this time of year.
Every year he would carve me a star or snowflake. Here's a sampling of the beautiful stars I have hanging on my Christmas tree. The middle picture is a star of David and even though we are not of Jewish lineage, it's this star that sits atop the tree. It looks quite big in this picture. In reality it is about the same size as the other stars.
This bottom picture shows three of the ornaments he carved for our three daughters.
At the time he was carving we only had 3 daughters. Now there's 4. Sadly, M had stopped carving, so daughter #4 only has store-bought ornaments. I'm hoping when he retires, M will carve some for her.
I love these 3 ornaments because they look similar to the girls at those ages. They are wearing the coats, gloves and boots they wore then. I made the youngest's coat out of a pleated skirt my mother had made me when I was 8th grade. Isn't that a terrific example of resourcefulness?!
The idea was that when the girls left home they could take their ornaments with them. It was a nice idea all those years ago, but now we don't have their darling ornaments to adorn our tree any longer. The only ones we wouldn't let them take were the 3 carolers. We felt like they needed to stay together until we are both gone. The kids enjoy putting their ornaments on their trees in their new places, though, so I'll miss them in a happy sorta way.