The tree ornaments in this picture, the crocheting around Christmas tree balls, are three of a dozen given to me over a period of several years by a customer on my former mail route. It is hard to tell by the picture, but they are slightly cream colored thread over white balls—very beautiful.
Above one of the balls, barely visible, is a heart made of clay that is one of six that Kim made years ago. Just out of the picture are unique Santa ornaments given to me by Drue. No matter how I decide to decorate the tree, these ornaments are my favorite. All were made or purchased just for me.
Each year when I hang them on my Christmas tree, I have a thought that I should make similar handmade or notice a theme on friend’s trees and purchase an ornament as a thoughtful “thinking of you” gift. As they get their decorations out they would know, as I do about the people who gave me these, that I am thinking about them not only during the Holidays, but year around.
I should remember, though, “Good thoughts don’t make good deeds.”