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Friday, November 16, 2018

A Sentimental Gift Idea



Hello, dear friends.  It is 5:06AM, and I am sitting here wrapped in my coffee-stained fleece robe listening to the blustery winds outside.  It was a wild ride last night but lucky for us we got very little snow.  Tree damage assessment will happen at sunrise. 

Most bloggers begin decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving.  Meanwhile, I haven't taken down my Halloween decorations.  So rather than burning calories trimming the tree, I decided to sit on my duff and write about them.

I love Christmas ornaments. Every year when I trim the tree it warms my heart when I come across ornaments I have received from friends and family reminding me of a happy memory. 




My friend Kate the Great introduced me to the idea of attaching a cute ornament to a gift.  It gives a wrapped present a splash of personality.
  



This is one of KTG's ornaments that she sent me years ago.  
Do you see the resemblance?


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A great way to snazz up a bottle of wine is to attach an ornament with a pretty bow. 



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A certain Mister is a hot dog aficionado and may find this little beauty on our tree this year. 




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For the teetotaler.




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Or not.


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For that Mom who helped chaperone the campout from hell, this s'more ornament would be a sweet surprise.




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My buddy, Annie loves bacon.  
I thought of her when I eyed this one.




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For the health nut, an avocado on toast remembrance. 


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Or for the person, such as myself, that believe calories and holidays go hand-in-hand.





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For the chef in your life.


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For the bookworm.




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This one is perfect for the Jane Austen fan.
This ornament is filled with strips of a vintage copy of Pride and Prejudice.



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You can't forget about the graduate!

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Or the professional shopper.








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For the dog lover in your life.






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We can't forget our friends who are not "dog people."







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For the couple who asked you over to bore the dickens out of you with their vacation photos.



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For the Grandma and Grandpa that has recently retired to a warmer climate. 

Btw... I'm jealous.






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These little photo frames are wonderful for friends and relatives that live out of town.  I used to attach these to my Sister's gifts when the girls were little, and they would actually pose for pictures.

Another idea is placing a photo of someone on your tree who has recently passed. 




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Guess who is ordering this ornament.



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This will be one for next year.












I'm willing to bet that this gift will be the biggest hit of the holiday.




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It's always nice to recognize family members who have been promoted over the year.





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For the M-C fan.



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The perfect gift for the friend who is a royal watcher.



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How about the person who loves Christmas movies?



Last but certainly not least, for the person who looks at his/her tree and knows that there is something missing, but can't quite their finger on it.




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Until next time...







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I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

14 comments:

  1. Funny you should mention Christmas. I've been thinking about putting up my little tree and my decorations, but I know my husband would flip. After Thanksgiving I will break it all out and decorate!

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  2. The squirrel is just what I need; thanks!

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  3. I love ornaments and have WAY too many. I like to attach one on a wine bottle for a hostess gift or tie onto a package. Sometimes I even do that with ones I have in my go-to-Goodwill pile. (Don't tell.) You found some cuties here!

    I respect the Bird. But the Friday after Thanksgiving? All bets are off!

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  4. Oh I love ornaments too. My bestie, Susan, got me the perfect purse ornament that is perfect for me, the purse lover. I could never have a Themed Tree, I love the memories of all the ornaments I have collected over the years.

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  5. Fun ornaments!! I just got the Bronner's catalog and always marvel at the different ornaments... something for everyone!

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  6. I too love attaching ornaments to gifts. That bacon cracks me up. Hope damage was minimal and your weekend is sweet and fun to the max!

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  7. I love ornaments and have way too many that I need to purge. You found some really cute ones. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Hope it wasn't too bad when you went out to check on the damage.

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  9. I love the idea of ornaments! Since we have one son who is in the Army and one who is a nurse, it's easy to find ornaments. I started that tradition last year. :)

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  10. The leg lamp. Definitely the leg lamp! -Jenn

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  11. I hope the storm didn't cause too much damage! Stay safe!! Love all of these adorable ornaments. Something for everyone!!

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  12. You've pulled together a fun collection of ornaments. Like you, I feel very sentimental about our ornaments. I love beautiful ornaments, and still find myself getting extragavant with adding more. Not that our tree needs any more. It's just that I can't resists adding a few new ones each year.

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  13. LOL- Nothing like a squirrel in underpants. I really like the idea of attaching an ornament to a package. Great idea. I also like the clear ornament filled with literature. I think I will make one myself for my Jujubean that love Harry Potter. Love the idea!!! Have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana

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  14. I love this idea and began doing this for gifts that go under the tree. I love your selection, something for everyone. It's also a fun idea for new babies arriving in the family. When our Connor was born I would add cutesy baby things, now that he's ten it's not hard to keep the tradition going! Hope you didn't have a lot of tree damage but your morning sounds wonderful:) Happy Thanksgiving!

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