I wish I could say it was only around Christmas time that I get all sappy and sentimental, but the truth is, I'm a big 'ole ball of sappiness pretty much all year 'round. I can't help it; I just love things that remind me of favorite memories and special people. I think that's why I love to go antiquing so much. I love running across treasures that remind me of happy times. Every year I get positively giddy about unwrapping my Christmas decorations.
Hello, beautiful feather angel girls that belonged to my Grandma:
Hello, cross-stitch ornament made by my mom (she made a matching mini one that she attached to my wedding garter!):
Hello, very favorite felt ornament made by my Grandma:
Hello set of matching iceskates, one for John, and one for me:
Hello, handsome husband wearing his football uniform made by his Grandma (yes, I did marry the high school quarterback!):
Hello set of St. Nicks hand-carved by my Papa:
Hello, handprint card made by Jack when he was 5:
Hello, Mary and Joseph waiting inside the manger that my Dad built:
Hello, Christmas time. I love you and all of your sappy, sentimental goodness!