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Every year since we were born, my parents have given my siblings and me a special Christmas ornament. Unwrapping each hand-picked treasure is one of my favorite holiday traditions. If I was to offer my parents a hint for this year’s ornament, it would be the Courtly Check Owl from the whimsical home decor artisans at MacKenzie-Childs.


The glass ornaments in the Woodland-Inspired Collection are handcrafted and hand-painted by artists in Eastern Europe. Answer this week’s question before 12/11c Monday, Dec. 13 to be entered into the giveaway.

This week’s question: What is your favorite Christmas ornament or holiday decoration given to you by a relative?

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165 Responses

  1. Nancy says:

    In thinking about the question, I can not say that I really have a "favorite" ornament!!!
    All my ornaments are store bought at sometime or another.
    Sad to say that both of my parents being deceased, where did our family tree ornaments go???
    We always had a real tree that my Father would go into the Maine woods, chop one down and
    bring it home. We always had a nice tree. I guess when you live far away from your home place
    things seem to disapper over time.
    Anyway, Merry Christmas to each and everyone out there in cyber space.

  2. Kristen says:

    My favorite ornament has to be an beaded snowflake ornament that my cousin made at our house during the holidays…she taught me and my sisters how to make them as well so we ended up with a whole collection of them!

  3. Deborah Nowack says:

    I have a crocheted wish bone that one of my great aunts made years ago. It is made with pink and white verigated yarn with a tiny upside down bonnet in the middle of the bone. Around the bone is multiple stiched patterns. Even the hanger is stiched.

  4. lisa freeman says:

    My favorite family-given ornament is a gold metal angel that bears my name and my birth year. Every year, I have the opportunity to put that ornament on our tree. My brother also has one, and every year, seeing those little golden ornaments reminds me of my childhood and all the fun my family had trimming the tree and having eggnog. Thanks for the opportunity to share this memory!

  5. Kati says:

    I have McDonald's-issued ornaments of the Cinderella mice Jack and Gus. Fave!

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