December 30, 2006

Christmas Tree Lights

No mini lights back when I was growing up, all of our christmas tree lights were big and fat. I liked them.

December 28, 2006

Glass Christmas Ornaments

We loved the ornaments we had that looked like these, we looked forward to putting them on the tree each Christmas. We had one with the 3 wisemen on camels and the "Silent Night" ornament with the church. Mom told us she bought them either before she was married or the first year she was married, which would have meant they were from around 1956. I'm surprised they lasted so long with 6 children helping to decorate the tree every year.

December 26, 2006

Little Elf

My brother had an elf like the green one in this picture, we'd always put it on the tree.

December 23, 2006

Tree Top Angel

This was our Christmas tree topper. She wasn't fancy and didn't light up but we loved her anyway!

December 22, 2006

December 21, 2006

December 20, 2006

Angel Ornaments

We had 1 or 2 angel ornaments like these but I can't remember what colour. At least I think we had them. If we didn't then my aunt next door did.

December 19, 2006

Snowmen Ornaments

I like looking through vintage Christmas ornaments on Ebay, there's always something there that we owned. We had snowmen ornaments like the 2 smiling ones in the middle of this picture.

December 18, 2006

Eaton's Christmas Catalogue

An Eaton's catalogue from 1975, I distinctly remember this cover, I was 9 years old and I probably wanted that dress.

December 15, 2006


We had angel ornaments like these, little angel heads on chenille stems. We would stick them on the tree.

December 14, 2006

December 13, 2006

Santa Candles

My aunt had these candles and put them out every year but she never lit them.

December 12, 2006

Elf Snow Globe

We had an elf snowglobe like this, I have no idea where it came from. But ours was only partly filled with water just like this one.

December 11, 2006

Santa Boot

This Santa boot would be filled with hard candy and sit on the end table in the living room. It wasn't Christmas without it!

December 08, 2006

Christmas Record

This was one of the few Christmas records we owned.....Wilf Carter's "Christmas in Canada".

December 07, 2006

Santa Lights

This hung in our kitchen window every Christmas. The lights blinked off and on.

December 06, 2006

Angel Pin

My sister got this angel pin the same Christmas that I got the little drummer boy pin.

December 05, 2006

December 04, 2006

The Littlest Snowman

This was my sister's book. I don't remember all of the story, something about children putting out tubs of ice cream because there was no snow and after it blows around and makes snow drifts they make "snowmen" out of ice cream.

December 01, 2006

Dog Nutcracker

This nutcracker was heavy, I think it was made from solid iron. We only used it at Christmas time, I guess because that's the only time we had nuts to crack.