Dear 100 Hour Board,
What are your some of your favorite Christmas ornaments? What about your least favorite? Do you have pictures? Happy Holidays,
My favorite Christmas ornament is one I made in like second grade. It's this slightly horrible/ totally awesome little tree angel made out of a gold-spray-painted paper plate that's been cut and taped and has a picture of my head stuck on the top of it. Occasionally, people in my family (i.e., my mother) will try to put a real angel on top of the Christmas tree so that it looks legitimate, but Angel-Anne always ends up back on the top of the tree. It's pretty much a running gag at this point. I emailed my dad for a picture, so here is my beautiful angel self on top of our tree (face censored).
My favorites are:
- A VeggieTales Bob and Larry given to me by a dear friend.
- A porcelain dinosaur given to me by my nephew.
- Little African animals given to me by a former coworker of my mom who is in South Africa on a Church assignment.
- A snow globe ornament with a little teddy bear inside -- only, that's a former favorite as it got broken in a moment of horror and sadness that haunts my Christmas nightmares.
I don't know that I have specific least favorites. I've never loved the cheap glass balls. Especially when the inside color flakes off and any time you unpack them a shower of metallic-gold paint covers your carpet and hands. Also I'm not in love with bows on trees.
-Marguerite St. Just
- A red frosted glass rocket ship, to represent my childhood dream of becoming a rocket scientist
- Lots of Harry Potter-related greatness
- A beaded DNA helix I made in the seventh grade
- My mom's Cruella de Vil statuette
Decorating the Christmas tree every year was like reliving my childhood up to that point. And yes, you read that right: Cruella de Vil lived on our Christmas tree.
Least favorites? Anything generic or generally meaningless. My mom used to let my siblings and I pick out a new ornament every year to represent what we did or learned, and there were often others from vacations and various events/school projects growing up. An ornament whose sole purpose is to look pretty just feels bland. Don't get me wrong; I love a well-decorated tree as much as the next guy, but the memories give it a unique character you won't find anywhere else.
-The Entropy Ninja