The first Christmas after we started dating we were just seventeen and I wasn't sure what to get him for a present, so when I found this cute little Santa Claus ornament I knew it was perfect for him. He loved it.
Since then we've bought many fun Santas and we try to find ones that represent the place we're visiting. Sometimes the best memories come from the hunt for the ornament - and then discovering a perfect one. Here are just a few.
I carved it from a piece of pine that we found when we went to Quetico Provincial Park on a camping trip in 2000. I colored his hat and cheeks with berries. For 13 years I've wanted to take a wood carving class, but I haven't had time!
Over the years we've been blessed to travel to many fun places, but we aren't always successful in finding a Santa, so we've bought other ornaments, instead.
|This is an acorn from The Breakers|
Mansion in Newport, RI in 2006.
The Breakers is decorated with
acorns because they represent
good luck & prosperity
Other times Dave or I have gone on a trip alone, but even if we're not together we still buy a Santa or an ornament that represents the place.
|Dave bought this charming doll|
during a mission trip to Burkina
Faso, Africa in 2008 and we turned
it into an ornament
|I think you can guess where|
this one came from! My trip
to Paris in 2009.