My favorite Christmas ornament and a favorite memory is from the year our youngest son was five months old and our oldest was two years four months old. Our tree was typical of Christmas trees put up in the homes of those with small children. Fancy breakable ornaments three feet up from the ground and a plainer bottom half.
With babies and toddlers in the house you put extra thought into safety. Ornament hooks; ornaments with small pieces, and glass ornaments are serious choking and injury risks. Lights must be high enough little hands can’t grasp cords and furniture far enough away it can’t be used to climb up and grab hold of anything. Touchable ornaments need to be safe to be placed in the hands of small children with no small or breakable parts. I used string to hang the ornaments on the bottom half of the tree.
Our two year old put the ornaments on the bottom of the tree and hung his brothers blue and satin white “baby’s first Christmas” bulb low enough his brother could see it.
The tree was decorated and his brother was awake so it was time for him to see his first Christmas tree. I put him on the floor
Christmas is to me is the joy in a child’s eyes, the joy in an elderly persons eye, or people of any age. Pure light and joy.
The picture may show this more than my words could ever hope to. I’ll share it here and wish each of you all the love and light and joy of this holiday season.
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