December 3 – Christmas Tree Ornaments
Did your family have heirloom or cherished ornaments? Did you ever string popcorn and cranberries? Did your family or ancestors make Christmas ornaments?
We had a number of ornaments that had been around forever, from my point of view, but I don't recall any that were handed down as heirlooms. There were some that we made sure got on the tree every year, and some that didn't always get used. I remember occasions when we did string popcorn, or cheerios, but not cranberries. I don't know why we never did cranberries. And the strings usually got pretty beat up, resulting in a mess, so we didn't usually do those in consecutive years.
We didn't make ornaments as a rule, although there were always the ones we kids made at school and church that got put on the trees. Some of those lasted a number of years before falling apart.
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