We share our woodcarved Christmas Ornaments with many people.
Sometimes a recipient moves half a world away. Shortly before Christmas I got this photo from Belgium!
I do not have a photo to share for the next ornament. Years ago Far Guy met a gal through my blog from Washington State they both had Trigeminal Neuralgia...and became a good long distance support system for each other. We were very surprised to get an email from her daughter telling us about a very aggressive form of cancer that took her Mom within weeks. She said her Dad placed the ornament next to the urn that holds her ashes.
I don't share these stories of the ornaments to make you sad. They are a reminder that each day is a gift and should be appreciated as such. So go out, grab the day, embrace it with gusto!
Beautiful post, and excellent reminder.
The ornaments are so special and a great reminder that each day we wake up is a gift from God. Thanks for sharing these photos with us.
Too often we forget that each day we have is a gift onto itself.
It has to be a great feeling to know just how much people love, appreciate, and treasure your beautiful ornaments!
I hung the lady slipper you sent me for guessing the day the snow would be gone from the snow stick on my Christmas tree this year and thought of you and Far Guy. I am glad Jeanne suggested that I follow your blog. Hope to get back to my own. This year has been a hard one.
What beautiful stories!! Your ornaments have touched many lives over the years, I have no doubt. My heart felt warmed, not sad, in reading this post. ~Andrea xoxo
Tree ornaments make such wonderful presents. When I dress my tree I look at all the ornaments that friends have given me and remember them with a smile. I also try to buy one when I visit a new place. I have ornaments from Buffalo, Niagara on the Lake, Alsace France, Sydney Australia, Buckingham Palace, all over the place. I too get photos from my friends showing their trees with presents from me.
I’m sorry to read about Far Guy’s friend. Some cancers are so aggressive it’s awful. I had a wonderful friend who survived open heart surgery, and a massive car crash that took his wife and then died about a week after being diagnosed. What a kind man he was. Commiserations to you both.
Actually I didn't find this sad. I found it to be heart-warming. We do need to remember to seize the day, don't we?
The care and attention to detail you put into these ornaments ensure they are treasured by all who receive them. The stories who receive them are lovely memories.
Take care, stay well.
Oh! That was so sweet...your woodcarving mean so much to everyone.
The post wasn't sad to me at all, it was a reminder that the little things that you do mean a lot to people around you. Your Christmas card to me is the only one still sitting out in the RV. I love it and think of the two of you whenever my glance falls on it. The ornament you made is safely packed away with our other precious ones to be put back on a tree this year. What blessings you and Far Guy are to the people around you.
Blessings and love,
Great stories of the journeys of your ornaments. My wife's paintings do travel a lot like that as she sells on the net. She started a new calla lily painting today. I had forgotten she did a series of them for a woman in New Zealand. Gusto I will be working on so I had a second cup of coffee to perk me up a bit.
Yes, it's important to remember to seize the day, and give thanks for all the many days we have received already. And I cherish all the gifts I have received from you over the years. Blessings to you both.
So fun to see where your carvings are, all over the world. I could add a couple of photos of mine “hanging around” here in South Carolina to your collection.
Good advice particularly at this time with covid.
You touch so many people with your kindness and your gifts from the heart. These are beautiful stories of some of the people that have received your ornaments. Thank you for the reminder that each day is a gift. I know I need that reminder.
A lovely post, Connie. The sun is shining and I will take my wheels outside and seize the day.
How wonderful to get pictures of your cherished ornaments....even from overseas!
Wonderful post. Heartwarming, not sad. :)
What how lovely post didn'tmake me sad just made me smile
Your beautiful wood carved ornaments mean a lot. I'm awfully proud to have one.
Such a nice post of those showing you and Far Guy that the ornaments are so very special!
Hand made things are always a gift from the heart, to be cherished.
Wonderful Christmas memories!
Have a great weekend!
Your beautiful wood-carved ornaments travel far and wide. I especially love the one that looks like a Christmas light or bulb.....it's so unique! How nice to see the one hanging on the tree of the exchange student in a faraway land. Your talents make the world smile!
A lovely post and a good reminder that each day is a gift. The ornaments you carve and share are treasured by the recipients.
It particularly love the fish one!
Oops 'I' not 'It'
You have touched a lot of people over the years.
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