The story of my new favorite Christmas decoration began last year on Christmas day. After a fun afternoon of enjoying my family’s famed potato soup, eating too many cookies to count, opening gifts, and the annual visit from my uncle Santa…
…my Aunt Margie surprised my cousins and me by inviting us around the dining room table. Years earlier, my Gram handed down a box of old family ornaments that had been passed down to her.
The box contained beautifully tarnished orbs, in different shades of antique glass, and my aunt announced that she wanted each of the grandkids to have one of the ornaments for our trees. I was ecstatic! I was so excited to not only have a piece of our family’s history, but since we decorate our tree in glass ornaments I knew it would be a perfect addition to our home.
To maintain order and fairness (our German ancestors would be proud), the cousins drew numbers and then in the order of our numbers, each selected an ornament to take home. We selected until the ornaments were all claimed, and I ended up with a beautiful pink ornament, smaller in size, with a beautiful old silver cap.