From our Family To Yours: Start A Family Tradition This Holiday Season
In the spirit of the holiday season, the goal of this article is to encourage you to start an annual family tradition. Any tradition.
A wonderful annual tradition of ours …
It all started with one blow mold decoration, a ghost that we would put out for the Halloween season.
It was given to us by my late mother-in-law, Joan Fineran. This was 26 years ago.
It caused me to then fall in like with Christmas blow mold decorations.
We’ve talked about and written about how much I love family traditions.
Each year for the past 10 years or more, we buy 1 new blow mold to add to our Christmas decorations.
This is the first Christmas blow mold decoration that we purchased many years ago.
This year, we just got this very special set. Margie has tolerated my blow mold passion … but, I surprised her with this beautiful blow mold set last week. She has really wanted a Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph decoration. It’s stunning.
Last year, my daughter Lauren and son-in-law Andrew bought us a very famous blow mold from a company that was in business for nearly 150 years but went out of business several years ago.
This particular Mrs. Claus blow mold is amazing. I’ve wanted it for years but, it slipped through my fingers several different times.
Lauren and Andrew located it and it is one of the greatest Christmas presents that I have ever received.
Here is Mrs. Claus, with amazing attention to detail … right down to her glasses. It’s very hard to find this blow mold with her glasses in this near gem mint condition.
A few years earlier, right before this famous blow mold company went out of business, we purchased Santa Claus.
I really can’t explain why but, I actually like the Mrs. Claus blow mold much more than Santa Claus.
From this same iconic blow mold company comes Santa on his sleigh. It’s An exquisite decoration. I also bought Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the same time. I wish we would have purchased more of Santa’s reindeers as they are very hard to come by now.
Same Santa and Rudolph, along with Mrs. Claus in daylight.
A magical photo one evening, with an amazing night sky.
Here are our front doors. Our love of Disney World is quite evident.
Here is a look at Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Mr. Snowman:
Our Christmas Tree:
The Stockings were hung over the Chimney with care …
Our Christmas dinner table.
Finally, we want to wish you and yours a very Happy, Healthy Holiday Season and a very Merry Christmas. Please forgive our ugly Christmas sweaters in this photo.
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