I'm all about a Funky Junky Christmas. Homemade kiddie ornaments are my absolute favorites and Elijah's kept me in good supply, as he's been the only child around here for most of the last decade. Here are a few of my favorites funky junkies. They bring a smile year after year.
The tree stump was our first family ornament. Pathetic, but funny... Our first tree was a serious splurge, as we were in college and had no income. (Our weekly grocery budget was $15!) We set the tree up in our living room and promptly realized that we had nothing to dress it with. As a joke, I tied a humble bit of yarn around the sawed-off stump and hung it on the tree. Somehow that ornament has stuck around all this time. Makes me laugh.
The stuffed angel was inherited from Isaac's mom. She has the most outrageous collection of funky junkies. It's from the 60s or 70s and makes me happy.
The other ornaments are all Elijah originals. Painted Blue Face is huge and hilarious. Sparkly Pinecone sports a random green ribbon, placed just-so. And then there's TP Santa. TP Santa, what can I say? An obvious favorite. Felt Snowman was begged for after Elijah made one for his teacher a couple years back and the others are holiday school crafts from over the years. They still need official names.
And, as fabulous as all of these are, they are nothing compared to my most favorite Elijah ornaments, Hamburger Angel and Cheez-It Santa. So, stay tuned. I'll post those two treasure tomorrow. Till then, happy late-night gift-wrapping and last-minute I'm-going-to-make-that-present-afterall insanity!
Even bigger smiles tomorrow :-)