On the Fifth Day of Christmas

Photo by normanack

Christmas is a mere 5 days away. Why not give yourself the gift of good memories?

Here is a project for you to consider: Start an ornament journal.

Now, I know. Those of you who know me well are rolling your eyes. I am a journal fanatic. I have been dedicated to the single most destructive force to our trees ever since 6th grade graduation when my aunt gave me a brand new notebook and pencil box, (Thank you, Aunt Grace. You single-handedly changed my life.) So naturally, I would suggest that you start a journal.

But I’m serious.

When you think about it, it makes good sense. If your tree is anything like mine, it is filled with the relics of years gone by. It represents more than just snowflakes or art projects or Hallmark. Indeed, some of the ugliest ornaments–the ones barely holding together by that thread of stubborn glue–are the ones with the most history.

So why not write down what they represent. Simply answer these questions:

Brief description:
Given by:
Given on:
Significance of:

In a few years, you’ll thank me. If you even remember who I am . . .

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