December 12, 2008

The twelve ornaments of Christmas

The bird ornament above is one of three that decorate our tree - one red, yellow and blue. They are made of wood, rather delicate, and have about an inch and a half wingspan. They are ornaments from when I was growing up, and they are the first ones I put on our tree each year. They are probably older than I am.

When I was growing up I really liked flying ornaments, I'm not sure why. I also had an ornament with a reindeer flying a biplane, but it disappeared somewhere over the years. There was also a family favorite called "Joy Bird". It was a big, yellow, construction paper bird made by my older brother. It had 'Joy' in big black letters on the side, and the bird was wearing a ball cap and sneakers. It was a classic.


Holly said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Don't ya just love the memories and traditions? They really make Christmas so special. Actually they make everything special.