MELODY and today mine comes with a little story of course. My obsession with Christmas decorations started many years ago after we cleared out the cupboard under our internal staircase where we had stored our Christmas decorations. We thought we had seen a snake in there....yes a snake! But it turned out to be a very big Eastern Australian Skink Lizard deciding to give me a heart attack. In the haste to be rid of cardboard boxes of junk my husband accidently threw out a large garbage bag which had a large box inside full of all our Christmas decorations....some were very old and had a great deal of sentiment attached to them. Of course we weren't aware of this fact until Christmas rolled around later in the year. Needless to say I was a bit devastated and No 1 Husband felt dreadful!
We bought a few cheapie ornaments that year but the tree looked a bit sad. Because I am a sentimental sop I just couldn't go and throw anything on the tree so I started all over again....a special ornament each year. Friends felt sorry for me and I recieved some lovely pieces from them to help get going again.
Just before the next Christmas a box arrived addressed to me and inside was a beautiful music box that played "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" but was also a Jack-in-the-Box and a gorgeous Santa pops up when you wind it up. My Husband had seen me admiring it in a catalogue and sent for it for me as a way to make up for tossing out all our decos....and the crazy collecting began!!!
Let Christmas decorate your heart.
Blessings Michelle x