I loved reading my sister's first blog post. Her house is so cute at Christmas time. As she told her story I was stunned to see her kissing angels mentioned. I remember them from my Grandma Opal's house. I didn't remember that she got a set. At my house, it's Grandma Lena's sequined Santa and Mrs. Claus. They have a prominent place on the mantle. I remember helping her finish these when I was younger. They are worn and holey, but go up every year in my house like they did in hers.
However, also included in my mantle display is a red tree ornament that I got from my Grandma Opal's house. Although I don't have a story to go with it, the innate beauty of the tree make me think of her. Part of the joy of Christmas for me is memories and family - both old and new. Our definition of family is broad - the more the merrier. So from our family to yours... Merry Christmas!