Holiday Traditions

There are just so many things to love about
the holidays. But topping my list of favorite
holiday traditions is getting down the ornament
box and sorting through the glittery heirloom
treasures. When my girls were wee ones they
would sit for hours in whispered conversation
and gleeful giggles rekindling connections of long
lost jingle jolly friends. I knew back then that
these would be those snap shot moments that
would stay with me my whole life and that the
holidays are merely a gateway where
make-believe transcends reality and in the
quiet moments magic is palpable.

18 comments:

Thespa McLaughlin said...

What a beautiful ornament all sparkly with joy. Happy Holidays!

SparkleFarkle said...

I love the holidays; you've captured its magic so eloquently! If I were one of Santa's elves, my name would be Tinsel! Heck, why not-- I'm gonna sign my name that way during these winter months. It will be fun! Hmm. Do you think my checks will clear?

Debby said...

Oh!!!! Your angel is spectacular. Love it.

The Frog Queen said...

Love the holidays too! And you are right, going through the ornaments to put on the tree is one of my favorite things :D

Cheers!

Sarah said...

Beautifully said! I absolutely adore pulling out each of my treasured ornaments each year. It's like seeing a good friend after being away for a year. I look at the "theme" trees that so many do, and while they are lovely, I know that my trees will always be filled with my ornaments from through the years. Each has some special memory for me. ~ Sarah

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh she's precious! xxD

Carlie said...

Your angel is so sweet. I just love your little creations.

Gypsy Purple said...

Fabulous!!!!!!...what a magical time of year...

Ildiko said...

what a wonderful little angel !i LOVE your creations !love the expression on the faces !you've captured well those fabulous moments!everybody can enjoy that "time stands still " while admiring your creations!

Sheryl Parsons said...

Fabulous Melissa! Love how you think.

Sheryl

BlackCrow said...

That's absolutely beautiful!
And I agree, I have a box of my mums old ornaments from Austria, I just love them. And so many fond memories of Christmas time when my brothers and I were kids.
My favorite one was always the red devil, Krampus. My mum and Dad used to have lots of stories about him!

BlackCrow said...

That's absolutely beautiful!
And I agree, I have a box of my mums old ornaments from Austria, I just love them. And so many fond memories of Christmas time when my brothers and I were kids.
My favorite one was always the red devil, Krampus. My mum and Dad used to have lots of stories about him!

Christina Colwell said...

cutie

Malissa said...

Your post brought a little tear to my eye because it makes me realize that all of the moments I enjoy with my little one will be sweet memories before I realize it! It reminds us to make sure every moment we can is one to remember!

Sher said...

Hi sweetie, thank you for the birthday wishes and for following my blog! I love christmas and can't wait to decorate my tree with lovely ornaments!! It's such a magical time of the year:)

xx

Following you back as well!!

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Melissa:
Your blog is merriment and total wistfulness. The angel is magical. The colors thrill me. The happy is in there.
Orange is one of my favorite colors so when i come visit I get full : )
Peace
carole
Happy Thanksgiving too

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a wonderful post~

I love the connection to the past the ornament box contains.

:)

Mylittlecornerofga said...

I believe that I have one of these Angels. The only difference is her legs are moveable and she has on a pink dress.

The face is the exact same. Too adorable.