Monday, December 10, 2007

my favorite Christmas ornament

My family has a tradition, every year we each receive a new Christmas ornament from a series put out by Hallmark. I have had the (ahem) privilege of having the same series my entire life. It's called Frosty and Friends. In all honesty I'm rather tired of it and have spent the last probably 10 years wishing for it to come to an end so I can have a new one. I mean this year is the 28th in the series! (My parent's didn't realize the first one they got me was actually the 3rd the in the series.) And they're just a bit too cutesy for my grown-up taste.
So it was rather funny when I decided to look at the Hallmark website to see what this year's ornament was. I couldn't find it and started to panic. No, last year can't have been the last one, there was no warning. I actually started to cry. My first Christmas away from home and family would definitely not be a good year for it to end!
What relief when I discovered that Hallmark has a separate website for their keepsake ornaments! I started to cry again, this time with relief, and I have the pleasure of letting you know that on the 2007 Frosty and Friends ornament, 28th in the series, Frosty and a little penguin friend are making ice cream.
All of that to say that my favorite ornament from my rather extensive Frosty and Friends collection is from 1992, when I was 10 years old. Frosty sharing candy canes with a little killer whale.
I also have some beautiful beaded snowflakes my Grandma made when I was little. But since all of my Christmas decorations are in my parents attic approximately 4,000 miles away I have no pictures of them.


9 comments:

May Vanderbilt said...

Rebekah! You're just like me! This is so something I would do.

I'm so tired of this. Wait! What? NO you can't stop giving them to me! It's a tradition!

I love breakfast too. I don't understand people who don't like it!

Anne Dayton said...

This is really sweet. So does Hallmark have multiple lines of ornaments? I had no idea. What are the others? And I'm sorry that you'll be away from your family this year. I hope you have something wonderful lined up instead... maybe it's the start of some new traditions?

serenity said...

This is so sweet! My mother-in-law has always done this too, and I know she kind of hopes my oldest son's series ends soon so she can get him a bigger-boy kind of theme. My mom wrote me the greatest, most sentimental note the first Christmas I moved out of the house. She found a way to keep the old traditions and add new ones that better suited our geography. I hope you can find that balance too!

Rebekah said...

Oh yes, Hallmark has LOTS of ornaments. My sister Laura has had like 5 or 7 different series. (She always manages to pick the unpopular ones that only last a couple of years.) My youngest sister, Lacy, has also had the same series her entire life, but as she likes hers (little angels sitting on clouds) this hasn't been an issue!

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I do have some lovely plans in line for Chrismtas. I get to go to Scotland to visit my best friend and her family.

Lacy said...

Mine is on its 20th anniversery... duh cause I'm 20... but I didnt realize it at first. Its a cute little angel with short brown hair and a pink robe and it is holding a star.

Rebekah said...

no it's not, it's a little angel in a blue dress with a snowman...

Jonathan said...

Hope you enjoy Scotland. I spent several months there doing missions when I got out of college. Where will you go? I was in Dundee on the east coast. Not my favorite town there - St. Andrews across the river was much nicer.

Lacy said...

are you trying to correct me about my ornament which I own??? ;)

Rebekah said...

two words baby, cut and paste:

http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product%7C10001%7C10051%7C761906%7C-2;-107988;153052;168551%7C%7CP2R8SO%7Cproducts

;)