I had a conversation today with a good friend. She is decorating for Christmas and she was telling me about an area of her home that she decorates with special decorations from when she was a kid! Elves and such. So I thought I'd show you a couple of special decorations I have.
I showed you this last year.
On the outside, these look like two ordinary pillows. They are not. The one on the left was made by Vickie a few years ago. She made us all one. The scene on the pillow matches a scene on one of our shirts.
Notice the pillow, and notice the sweatshirt I have on. It matches. Look closer. See the lady third from the right. She is my Aunt Irene. She is Vickie's Mom. She passed away a few years ago. And Vickie made us all a pillow, from her Mom's sweatshirts, that matched one of our shirts. See what I mean, she has the same shirt on that I have on. Special.
The pillow on the right was my sister's denim shirt that she had made into pillows for me, Vickie, and Ashley on the first shopping trip we went on without the rest of the group. We love the pillow.
(Ashley hated the denim shirt but loves her pillow.)
And this decoration.... Is a picture that our Mom had made. She took her sweatshirts
and had them all made into pictures for all of us. We all got a different one. These decorations will always have a special place in my heart and in my home.
Here is a picture of Mom in her sweatshirt that she had made into a picture for me.
What about you...do you have any special decorations?
Does she look like me? This is my niece, Emily. We took a selfie and I was shocked!