Monday, December 22, 2008

Special Ornaments!

On the top of our tree you will see this very special Angel. Gram made each of her children and grandchildren one.

Here are a few of the ornaments that Gram made through out the years. For as long as I can remember Gram made a special ornament for the grown ups and a different one for the kids and gave them to us on Christmas Eve.

Some were made of plastic canvas and some were made of beads, but all were made with Love.

To see all of the work she put into each ornament is amazing to me.

We look forward to seeing the lights sparkle off of the beads every year as we decorate.

As you can see, Gram used many shapes and sizes of beads. She used dental floss, fishing line and wire to string the beads into shapes.

We couldn't post all of the ornaments, but we hope you enjoyed the pictures we did post.


Denise said...

I just love the homemade ornaments best. I look at the stores every year. But, I always go back to the old homemade kind.

Cedar ... said...

What lovely ornaments. My favorite is the bead snowflake,.. no it's the bead sled,... so, it's the angel,.. oh,it's ALL of them! The love shines through in them all!

Jean said...

Great tribute you Gram! I miss the ornaments that she just gave you kids! Mom

Utah Grammie said...

What a sweet tradition! I loved the changing look of all of these! Makes the tree so much more memorable when the ornaments have a story - rather than the newest color-scheme or trendy thingy!

PEA said...

Such treasured ornaments you have decorating your tree!! May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Laurie & Chris! xoxo

Lallee said...

Your gram's bead ornaments are so special and your tree is beautiful.
Merry Christmas Laurie and Chris!