An Ornament for Every Year

I have only one child, a wonderful 18 year old son who is a joy in our lives. Every year, including the Christmas that I was expecting, I have made him a special ornament. I love to do crafts, so I try to make the ornaments extra special, having to do with something that has gone on in his life for that year.

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He didn't really start appreciating them until he was about 10 years old. Now, however, he can't wait to unwrap Mom's special present to him. When I'm no longer on this earth, he will hopefully have a nice supply of handmade ornaments, made by me, to mark the special occasions in his life.

I buy the satin covered styrofoam balls and decorate them with beads, sequins, or whatever. I had already made this years, but just today he found out that he's going to be helping to film a FEMA documentary that will air either on HBO or PBS. His life dream is to work in TV. So I will gather my beads, pins and glue and try my darnedest to make a TV camera in the shape of beads on an ornament.

By Louise from Port Charlotte, FL

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December 6, 20050 found this helpful

You are a good mom and he is a lucky young man!

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December 6, 20050 found this helpful

I made ornaments for each of my two kids (I added their initials on each one as my "memory") each Christmas and when they were married, I gave them all of their ornaments as a Christmas gift for their first tree. That first tree tends to be sparce when you're first married and this helped fill it out for them.

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December 29, 20050 found this helpful

I have made sequin and bead ornaments for our two daughters every year, too. I'm now having trouble finding satin covered balls. Have any good sources?

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Beryl from Missouri

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March 16, 20060 found this helpful

Only place I can find them...go to Crafty Elephant ( online)...this great lady has tons of them in all colors, shapes, and sizes..they wonderful ornaments and so is she.

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March 16, 20060 found this helpful

Go online to The Crafty Elephant...she has satin covered ornaments in all colors, shapes and sizes..The ornaments are wonderful and so is she.

This is the only place I can find them

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December 9, 20060 found this helpful

You made me cry. You are a sweet Mama to take time like that for your son. God bless you.

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