I'm doing Anna's linky party again. Today's theme is favorite ornaments!
I love today's theme because it gives me a chance to espouse my love for my favorite ornament: the gay little elf!
This cheerful little cherub has been in my family now for a couple of generations. After my mom's mom passed away in 1995, we inherited a lot of her stuff, including some Christmas ornaments. The gay little elf was one of those ornaments. He actually has an identical twin and before I claimed my half of the pair, we'd hang them on the tree facing each other every year. My brothers HATE the gay little elf because they think he's dumb looking. I, on the other hand, find him absolutely adorable and hysterical in equal amounts. My brothers would always make silly faces or crack terrible jokes about the poor little elf, and we'd have great fun laughing about it all afterwards. Those memories are forefront in my mind when I unpack the elf and he always gets a place front and center on the tree.
Someday my mom will give me her little elf too and I shall have a matched pair. As time goes on, I hope that the elf will continue to witness many happy and joyful Christmasses from his perch on our tree.