I can remember these ornaments being on our family tree forever. They are possibly as old as I am. (I'm sure Mum will leap in and correct me.)
I loved to sit by the tree and play with the angel in the middle with her pink gingham dress imagining a story for her. I cannot remember any of those daydreams, but I know the elf was involved. Not the gold angel, she was too perfect to play with.
When Mum was downsizing her Christmas decorations because she no longer puts up a big tree. These are the three I insisted on having.
And they are on my tree today.
Well, except the gold angel whose loop broke while I tried to put her on the tree, so she'll stand next to Santa and at some point go into the "workshop" (aka my art room, where I've taken care of a tiny elf and one of the three kings so far this year) for repair as soon as I figure out how as the loop goes into her head. Hmm.
The poor elf has already had its loop replaced, has a dented face, and my pink gingham angel has lost a foot, but they will never ever be downsized by me.
Do you have a favorite Christmas decoration? If so, what is it?
I'm joining in Claudia's A Favorite Thing over at Mockingbird Cottage. Be sure to check out the others.