Monday, December 21, 2009

An Angel of Christmases past

Despite a rather disheveled appearance, this little angel has a special place in my heart. She has seen many Christmases with me. My grandmother gave her to me in my early teens. Because I love (and miss) my grandmother, I love her too and she brings me fond memories. I've never named her myself, but C calls her my wish angel. She is sweet and when wound up she plays silent night old school music box style. Do you have any wonky, but special Christmas decorations? I'd love to hear about them.

She kind of reminds me of the angel in this story "The Littlest Angel" by Charles Tazewell (not perfect but with a genuine heart.)

If you don't know this story it about a rather mischievous little angel, who is constantly getting into trouble, not fitting in as angel, with a tarnished halo and wings that aren't quite right. He searches his heart for a gift for the Christ Child...I think a very touching story...but it could bring up some questions you/your children aren't ready for about death and heaven, so read it before you read it to your kids. I haven't read it to mine yet.
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Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I love ornaments that we love because they have special meaning. I have a couple that my mom's oldest sister, Auntie Vicki gave me. I love them because they reflect her personality, bold, vibrant and full of life.

Jamie said...

Aw...cute angel!

Traci said...

I love that about Christmas. So often we have precious items that are attached to treasured memories. I hear you with your angel. I love C's name for her, what a perfect name! Thanks for sharing your tender story! I haven't read the angel story to my kids yet either, I started once and then they lost interest...someday, it has a great meaning.