Tuesday, December 6

Mama Kat Prompt: Favorite Ornament

Of Mama Kat's selection of writing prompts for this week, I've chosen the "Share a favorite Christmas Ornament," option:
 
My Favorite Christmas Tree Ornament:
 
My yearly Christmas tree is, of course, festooned with ornaments full of memories.However, my ultimate favorite ornament is a little pair of Santa Claus's I made from a pin-ornament kit back in 1976. They're simple really: just a Santa "stuck" in a fireplace chimney waving a tiny Christmas tree. It was an easy kit: the chimney being just a small square of styrofoam that I pinned shiny brick-shaped sequin squares around, then glued the little Santa body on. Tiny star-shaped sequins had to be glued onto the tiny tree he holds and red sequins & beads pinned through the "suit" area, then finally batting was glued around the "chimney" top to form "snow." They remind me of a place and a time when I was on my own, my very first Christmas away from my family in the Air Force.I picked this kit out myself from a mail-order craft catalog and paid for it with my own money. I'd been making Christmas craft-kit ornaments since I was 10, so it was kind of a family tradition, but this was the first time I'd ever picked out and bought such a kit for myself, by myself. That's what makes these 2 little Santa's so special.
 I sat in my dorm room and enjoyed putting the little guys together  and, to this day, they still get a prominent position on our tree, a positive yearly reminder of how I spent my first Christmas at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, apart from my family.
 

2 comments:

Carolina said...

He's so cute!

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

He is cute and of course he would be special, you made him!
~Naila Moon

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