When I looked at high-style Christmas trees where everything matches perfectly, I am impressed. While these trees are lovely, they are not my style. At the end of the day, I like my Christmas with a little kitsch. For my, Christmas is about memories. So instead of buying new fancy ornaments I hold onto things, even if they don’t match and are no longer fashionable.
Example one has to be, Rudy and Wreath. I cannot remember a Christmas without Rudy. My mom made him over twenty years ago and I would say, Rudy has seen better days. While Rudy looks a little frumpy these days, he brings a smile to my face every time I leave the house.
This one is from Eric’s past. He made this little stocking back in grade school. How cute is this? I love to think of little Eric with the white glue and glitter!
Next up is one of my first Christmas ornaments. I has been hanging on the tree for 29 years and I am not about to take it down now! For as long as I can remember, I was the only one allowed to hang my baby’s first Christmas ornament. It has belonged to me my whole life and there are very few things that I’ve had my whole life.
Here’s another gem from Eric’s childhood. I like to call this guy bonhomme.
Bonhomme brings us to the next piece of Christmas kitsch. A little book I made back in the 1980s called “Mes Phrase de Noel”. I think it was probably a book I made at school to practice printing. Fun fact: I went to French immersion and learned to read and write in French before English.
While these decorations may not be super fashionable, they encompass what Christmas is all about for me. Fun, family and happy memories!