Christmas treasures. We all have them. You know, you open the box of ornaments, and there’s the one your mother gave you when you were a child. Here are the ones made for us when the children were in elementary school. We have quite a few Christmas treasures in our home. Every year my husband and I laugh our heads off at the ornaments our sons made for us in 3k nursery school. Glued in the middle of each ornament is a picture of our sons taken by their teacher. Eric was very serious and stern in his picture, which is very funny because he was such a happy child. Travis forgot to put on his lips for his picture, so he looks quite silly. I must say at this point, Travis loves to make faces, even now, when his picture is taken.
I have a box of Christmas pins that I usually remember about a week before Christmas arrives. In that box, are a few store bought pins, but the pins that I adore and put on the most are the ones my sons made for me. One year we bought them fimo clay. Well, they had a ball creating with this not so easy to use clay. That year, I was gifted with the most beautiful Christmas pins which I still wear to this day. Some of the clay has chipped off over the years, but I don’t care. When I think of the excitement they felt when designing their gifts to me, it still fills my heart. I can even remember receiving them.
Christmas time is a great time to reflect on all of our treasures. To me the greatest treasures I have are held in my heart for those I love and cherish. My memories of beautiful Christmases as a child of my parents and as a parent of my children are counted as blessings in my life. I hope you have a Merry Christmas filled with treasures and love.