January 03, 2015

The 2014 Christmas Ornament Collection

Here is the Christmas ornament roundup for 2014. Along with a bunch of other stuff, I noticed I didn't post last year's ornaments. I thought I at least photographed them, but I can't find anything. Oh well.

This year, I broke with tradition, Usually, I go to the after Christmas sale and buy the ornaments for half price. However, when I went to the local Hallmark store a couple days before Christmas, I noticed many of the ornaments were already sold out. I asked the clerk about it, and she said they didn't order as many in this year because they always have so many left over. And in addition to that, the clerk said they had sold more this year. I didn't want it to be a case of "You snooze; you lose," so I went ahead and bought the ornaments full-price (ouch).

First off, I got Tomas another Phineas and Ferb ornament. Netflix currently has four seasons available. I'm sure Tomas has seen each one at least ten times (not an exaggeration), and he practically has them memorized.

For Liam, I got another guitar to go along with one from a couple years ago. This one plays Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. Liam, by the way, is getting really good at the guitar. He has a band. As of yet, he hasn't let me see them perform, but I hear they're good.

Chloe is back from her mission, and it didn't take her long to get fully integrated back into the real world, which includes fashion, makeup, new hairstyles, etc. I bought her this Minnie Mouse pampering herself ornament.

For Katie, who loves cows, I found this ornament called Holy Cow. It makes me laugh.

For myself, I found this set of two ornaments where a frosty friend is decorating a gingerbread house. It reminds me of the Annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza.

The tree continues to get more and more crammed with ornaments–just how I like it. I know my original plan was to give each kid's ornaments to them when they permanently leave home, but it's going to be hard. The collection of ornaments has turned into a sort of family history. I can look at the ornaments for each year and remember what each person was into or doing that year. I'm hoping I someday make the big bucks so that I can continue the tradition with grandkids.

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