Most of my Christmas ornaments are handmade-most made by Granny. The girls elementary school was big on ornament making so I have more than a few that were made by them in school. I also have store bought ornaments that have special meaning, like the silver balls with the girls names and birth date engraved on them.
Needless to say it would be hard for me to pick a favorite ornament. I love the crocheted white stars made by Granny and the chubby cherubic faces of the girls on some of their school ornaments. But near the top of my favorites list would be the spark plug ornament in the photo above.
One of the first Christmases we lived in this house The Deer Hunter sneakily made the ornament and hung it on the tree thinking I wouldn’t notice the addition. Of course I did. Once I told him I liked the spark plug ornament and I planned to keep it and use it every Christmas the surprise was on him.
For whatever reason, The Deer Hunter making the spark plug ornament is one of my favorite Christmas memories. And all these years later I’m still putting it on the Christmas tree.
Got a favorite ornament on your tree?
Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.