20 November 2012

The Best Christmas Ornaments in the World

(For the record, I'm drawing a blank on Thanksgiving memories/traditions to talk about, which is why I'm cutting to the chase and talking about Christmas. Cut me some slack and give me a few more years of the American life and then I can speak more knowledgeably on the subject. And trust me, I'm not ignoring the holiday completely. Tomorrow you'll hear about the special little gift that I'm thankful for this year and the day after that I will be eating delicious food.)

We may not have a ton of Christmas ornaments--but we have the best. It's rather noticeable that the majority of the ornaments on our tree are either snowmen or angels. That was not intentional--people just happen to give us snowmen and angel ornaments. However, we've decided that we really like the snowmen theme, and have decided to roll with it, in spite of the fact that I don't like snow.

There are a few specific snowmen on our tree who I have come to love very much.

Angel and I found these two at Bronner's in 2010--and I fell in love with the s'more snowmen, so we bought our very first Christmas ornament together.

I still liked s'more snowmen, so when my Mom visited last February, we went to Bronner's again and she bought this snowman for me. It seems appropriate because of how happy he is about frolicking in the popcorn. That's how quite literally how happy I get about popcorn, I would love to be surrounded by popcorn like he is.

Mom wanted to get one for Angel, so we decided this one was perfect. I don't think Angel has baked anything in his life (the stove top is more his realm)...but we couldn't resist the fact that it was a snowman with wings and a halo--an Angel snowman. Perfect for my husband, obviously.

(This is precisely the reason I will never name any of my kids Angel. Even for the best of us (i.e. me)...the temptation for joking around is just too strong. And hey, Angel signs his name with a halo around the A, like the sports team, so he's adding to the jokes himself!)


  1. I love that you shop at Bronners! I grew up in that area and I make a trip there almost every time into home!

  2. I have a couple of those marshmallow snowmen on my tree too:)

  3. Oh my goodness, I'm so jealous of your adorable little snowman collection! They are so cute!

    Fizz and Frosting

  4. i want to be frolicking in popcorn too. i think i would be the happiest person alive in a room full of yummy popcorn, hahahah! love it!

  5. I love your snowmen! Isaiah and I have mostly other types of ornaments BUT every year we buy a different snowman and write the year on the bottom of it. We've done it every year since we've been married and we figure it'll be fun to let our kids and grandkids look at the tree someday and look at all the "old dates" on the bottoms of the snowmen. :)

  6. Awww, those are all so cute: I love them! Especially the cute new years one. I LOVE Bronner's: as a Michigan resident who worked twenty minutes from Frankenmuth a few summers ago, it was definitely a frequent destination!

  7. Oh my cute are those snowmen! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up with the Hoiday Link UP good to meet your blog! I hope to see you next time, as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Mrs. and The Momma

  8. These are the cutest little ornaments ever!!! Love that they aren't snow snowmen, but marshmallow snowmen. The kind we have in Florida :)

  9. I love it! I can't wait till we put up our tree!

  10. I love your cute ornaments:) Can't wait to find our first ornament!