Thursday, December 20, 2007

Blog Advent Calendar

Welcome to my entry in the blogosphere advent calendar!

I love Christmas, although I confess this year we're very behind. I've been loving people's descriptions of their traditions. Here's mine - I collect ornaments! My mom gave me my first one when I was about six. I was going to post a photo but I haven't even unpacked the ornaments yet, I'm sad to say. But it's one of my most prized possessions - she's a little plastic angel with an adorable face and gold foil wings. Every year her velveteen and paint wear a bit thinner, but I still adore her. There are pictures of me at that age with her clenched in my little fist. I took her off the tree at night and made her a little bed on the shelf next to mine. No matter how old I get, unpacking her brings me great joy every year.

My mom gave me an ornament every year until my late teens and even now she'll often give me one, especially if she and my dad have been on a trip. And now I buy them! Ohhh boy, do I buy them. I try to limit myself to one per year, but that rarely happens. This year I've gotten two. Here's the second one, I just couldn't resist her (the rest of her body is sticking out the back!):

I'm not normally a big Disney fan, but I have a soft spot for Peter Pan and especially for Tinkerbell. Oddly, I seem to be having a Tink sort of year, she keeps popping up. So I took spotting this one as a good omen and scooped up the last one in the store.

And now, for some Christmas music! It's an a cappella band called Tonic Sol Fa. We saw them this summer and I thought they were super. The house with the lights is apparently in South Dakota and each year they sync up their lights to music.

And another YouTube find, a little slideshow set to the ever-excellent Brad Paisley's Christmas song, James Penguin.

And please do check out the last 5 days of holiday blogging cheer! I'm sorry, I can't figure out an easy way to post the list here, so please click on the banner.


Carolyn Crane said...

Thanks for the great post! I can so easily picture your plastic angel ornament, so sweet. And I love the tinkerbell one you got this year. My parents get me ornaments when they travel, too. It's sweet.

raidergirl3 said...

We are feeling behind here too, just getting the tree ready to go up tonight. We got an ornament every year as well from my mom, and then it was tough when my sister and I had to split up the ornaments when we moved out, since some went together.
thanks for sharing your Christmas, and have a great one!

Literary Feline said...

What a great post! I used to get everyone an ornament for Christmas every year, but somehow I fell out of that habit. I wish I hadn't. Your angel sounds like a real treasure. :-) The sentimental ones are often the best, aren't they?

Thank you for the glimpse into your Christmas traditions and for the music!

Chrisbookarama said...

I love that Tinkerbell Ornament. I will not point out that penguins do not live at the North Pole just because that song is so cute.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

And I had the same thought, Chris -but also gave it up because of the cuteness of the song. :)

Marg said...

I love that Disney ornament! We have a few of theirs, and I normally try to buy at least one new ornament a year,but for some reason I haven't yet this year!

Thanks for participating!

Em said...

I love the Tinkerbell ornament! :-)

Ana S. said...

The ornament is very cute, and so is the Penguins song :)

Unknown said...

The ornament *is* cute. What a fun tradition. :)

Carl V. Anderson said...

That is a wonderful tradition. Although your tree must be "ginormous" with you gathering multiple ornaments each year! ;)

I love the tinkerbell one, that is such a fun and creative idea for an ornament.

Tiny Little Librarian said...

Thanks, everyone - we finally got the tree up last night and Tink looks great!

Carl - well, it does get pretty stuffed. :) I tease my husband that we'll soon need 2 trees!