Sunday, December 11, 2011
Special Handmade Ornaments and Their Significance
This past weekend was a big time to purchase the Christmas tree from the many lots. It got me thinking as I decorated our Fraser fir this year about the many ornaments I have collected over the years and what they mean to me. Especially those handcrafted with love by others (some who are no longer with me) that are my prized ornaments year after year. I'd like to share a few of them with you.
This may not look like much - a piece of foil formed into a ball and attached with yarn, but this ornament was one of the first my son made at the tender age of three.
This handmade knitted stocking was made by one of my best friends and given to me when I was in high school. Notice the L for my first name. She died tragically a few years back, and the only way I found out about it was during an attempt to reach her for a class reunion. So sad, but I have this ornament to cherish the friendship and the memories.
My grandmother and my namesake Laura Schreiber made many of her own Christmas ornaments such as this one, along with others she crocheted by hand. They are cherished pieces that decorate our tree every year in memory of her. She died at the age of 97.
And lastly, one cannot forget the Reason for the Season and this cherished ornament. My parents brought it back for me from the actual place of our Savior's birth, in Bethlehem. It is handmade out of olive wood.