Sunday, December 7, 2008

Traditions with a Twist


(above photo ~ with flash ~ the colors are totally distorded ~ yuck)

Traditions, they often change over time. I've read many a bLog in recent days on this topic so I figured I'd join the crowd by writing one of my own. Besides, Jim wrote me and told me that I HAVE to write a bLog today! He can be so bossy! LOL

Throughout the years I've adopted new traditions. I've taken note of the special things my friends and family have done and chosen to make some of them a part of my life. Ann, for example, serves Chili on tree decorating day. Well, I've never had a special food for that day so this year (and for many years to come), we'll have Chili too. It's not so much the change in our traditions anymore as it is the birth of new ones that keeps me excited this time of year.

Last year I gave a lot of thought to the "gifts" I gave to those I care most about. Perhaps the best gift you can give someone is to share things that are meaningful to you. With that said, a new tradition began...

Typically traditions are passed down from one generation to the next, I choose to take that a step further. I believe we can pass them from friend to friend.

So this year, instead of stressing over finding the "perfect gift", just share a piece yourself. That's all anyone really ever wants!

The Pictures (above and below ~ one with natural lighting, one with a flash): This is a wreath I made over 25 years ago from pine cones that I had collected. As long as it continues to hold together, it will be hung every year (just like it's been hung since the year I made it). Everything on it, including the ribbon, is what I originally placed on the wreath. It's a little worn, but I do believe it's holding up quite nicely.

7 comments:

Ann said...

Angie the wreath is beautiful. Handmade items are so special!

Angie ^i^ said...

Thanks Ann. For each one I made it took days! And, let's not forget that pine cones have MANY sharp points! Ouchie would be an understatement... LOL

Jim said...

The wreath is beautiful Angie and the fact that you made it so many years ago really makes it special. Nice post about holiday traditions!

Angie ^i^ said...

Jim, your mission has been accomplished.. your mug is no longer on the top of the page!! LOL

Sue said...

You wreath is wonderful, Angie! I love it. Keep it forever.

Jinxie said...

Awe nice blog Angie. The wreath is beautiful! Okay I need to get mine up .. huh?

OweMe1Cannoli said...

Angie, those colors are just fine! What a beautiful wreath!