Our neighbors say it isn’t Christmas until our Snowmen go up! My father-in-law made this family of snowmen years ago, when my hubby was a boy. My mother-in-law painted them and we inhertited them when they moved. The only problem is that the snowman family had another family member, a girl. Which would have depicted our family perfectly, one boy, one girl and their parents, but in the move, that little girl was somehow left behind. How sad. My husband had gone in search of girl but we couldn’t find her!
At night, the snowman famiy are lit and can be seen as soon as you turn the corner on our street. They always put a smile on my face and have become somewhat of a tradition in our neighborhood!
Here’s our Apple-Cheeked Santa given to me years ago. He is always our centerpiece on the dining room table. He’s holding his list of good little boys and girls. And below are some ornaments from my collection. Every time we go someplace special we get a Christmas ornament. My daughter gave me the Sienna Villa from Italy (from her honeymoon) and the one from Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. The trolley is from San Francisco and the cactus from Phoenix, Arizona. They have come to mean so much to us, reminding us of fun trips we’ve taken.
And Last but not least, here’s a ornament my hubby surprised me with a few years ago with my mother and father’s wedding picture. They are always with us.