I was involved with an ornament exchange this year, through the internet.
I made a crocheted a snowman (similar to the one below)
And, I received THIS one in exchange!!!
I was "over the moon" with excitement!!!!
I mailed this "Cali-Girl" ornament to my niece. She was raised in California, went to college out of state - and now she is married and lives out of state. She is the only one I know that says "Cali-girl"!
I made these 3 ornaments for my sweet little grandchildren.
2 snowmen for the grandsons.
1 angel for the granddaughter.
This is an ornament that I picked up this year. When I was in Virginia earlier in the month we toured a turn of the century "mansion" that was all decorated for Christmas.
They had a Christmas Tree with a pickle ornament. They shared the German tradition of a pickle ornament hanging on the tree on Christmas morning - and the first child to spot it, would get a special present. We looked all over VA for a pickle ornament.
When I got back to California, I found one, and bought one for me and one for my nieces.
They were so excited!!!
These are my ornaments for this year. It was fun to give and to receive these!!