Mom remembers this ceramic storage box being one of her mom's favorite trinkets and seeing it in her kitchen while they visited over a cup of coffee.
Just like her mom, my mom loves all children and says we should all have the heart of a child during the season.
Greek Santa is also a sentimental Christmas treasure to Mom as it symbolizes her heritage. She puts him out every year along with her other holiday decor.
Have you read The Little Match Girl? It's a beautiful and sentimental short story written by Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen. Every year, we would sit on Mom's lap while she read a children's version to us.
Although it made me sad, it taught me at a young age how fortunate I was in life and to help others who are in need. If you would like to read the original, follow this link.
On a lighter note, let me introduce you to our last treasure, Brownie the Bear.
When we were young, Nel gave him to me as a Christmas gift, and she had no idea how much I would love him to this day. Mom even bought him a Santa suit one year.
I don't think you are ever too old for a Teddy Bear! If you are ever feeling down, hug one...I bet you will instantly feel better ;-)
We hope you enjoyed a peek into our Christmas treasures. DO tell us if you have your own!